Reporter, The Rutland and Stamford Mercury

Location: Rutland
Salary details: £17,000+ for trainees, £21,000+ for senior reporters
Closes: 11/11/2019
  • Full-Time
  • Starting Out

We are looking for a digitally-savvy reporter to help one of the UK’s oldest titles continue to develop and grow.

The Rutland and Stamford Mercury was first published in 1712 – and while we are proud to be Britain’s oldest continuously published newspaper, we are just as focused on ensuring our journalism adapts for the digital age.

The Mercury is seeing huge online growth and is at the forefront of our parent company’s plans to monetise digital content.

We are looking for a tenacious senior (or exceptional trainee) who intuitively understands what makes an online audience tick and is comfortable combining traditional news sense with a deep understanding of analytics tools to shape their stories.

Social media will already be a big part of your life, and you will play a key role in growing our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter audiences and exploring the potential of other platforms.

You will also play an important part in continuing to provide an exceptional news service for our print audience.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, have strong news-gathering skills and be able to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. A sharp news sense is vital, as is the ability to provide accurate clean copy.

The Rutland and Stamford Mercury is part of Iliffe Media, a fast-growing independent publisher which owns some of the UK’s biggest websites and weekly newspapers.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a news team which works hard to cover issues close to the hearts of the communities it serves.

Flexibility with time is necessary to ensure meetings and events are covered. A full UK driving licence is also required.

We offer a competitive salary and all the benefits you would expect from a progressive media company.

The closing date for applications is Monday, November 11, 2019.

Contact Details

This is your opportunity to be part of a success story. If you think you would fit in well, send a covering letter and your CV to kerry.coupe@iliffepublishing.co.uk.