Trainee Reporter, Peterborough Matters, Archant

Location: Peterborough
Salary details: £18,345pa
Closes: 14/10/2021
  • Full-Time
  • Starting Out

We are looking for a trainee reporter who will be able to source, write, publish and distribute top quality news online and through social platforms. This is not a desk job its about networking and meeting people groups across Peterborough and creating relevant and engaging contact that is at the heart of their issues and concerns. 

Peterborough Matters is an online news platform that prides itself on creating audience focussed content, not only does it cover current headline stories it also provides information on local traffic, amenities & public affairs that we know the local community want to hear about. 

As a digital only news platform, you will be able to produce basic video and photos in the field and use your judgement in determining best digital tools for conveying news to readers.  You will also have a strong understanding of social networks to generate story ideas, report in real time and connect with the community. 

You will be given the opportunity to create and develop stories and will work closely with the editor who will mentor and develop you as a journalist.  You would have already gained a journalism degree or completed your NCTJ accreditation and be looking for a hands-on communitybased journalism role. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • NCTJ qualification and or equivalent journalism degree 

  • Deep knowledge and heart for Peterborough 

  • Creative ideas around how to serve Peterborough Matters readers with original and audience-focused content  

  • Passion to grow the Peterborough Matters brand and engage with the local community

Salary, bonus and benefits:

  • Salary £18,345 

  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays  

  • Cycle to Work scheme 

  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising 

  • Give as You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme 

  • Ongoing training and personal performance reviews 

To Apply

Please send your CV to us at employment@archant.co.uk ASAP. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks you can assume that on this occasion you have not been successful.