JOB: Trainee Reporter, Bristol 24/7 - Press Gazette

Trainee Reporter, Bristol 24/7

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  • Bristol

Bristol24/7 is seeking a motivated full-time trainee reporter with a flair for uncovering stories and a passion for Bristol.

From covering breaking news to shining a light on communities, this is a rare opportunity for an early-career journalist to get to the heart of issues across the city and be part of a small team that’s committed to quality local journalism and providing a platform for under-reported voices.

Bristol24/7 is the South West’s leading independent media publication – with half a million readers every month and a growing community of members.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and full of ideas, have great writing skills and an eye for a story. Managing social media, taking photos and creating video content will all play a key part of the role and the trainee reporter will need to be able to juggle a busy workload, have a meticulous eye for detail and meet tight deadlines.

This new role represents an exciting expansion of the editorial team and offers plenty of scope for a keen early-career reporter to make their mark working across the entire city to be first on the scene of a breaking news story or uncovering an off-diary exclusive.

The chosen candidate will work alongside Bristol24/7 Editor and Deputy Editor to grow the Bristol24/7 news coverage. On the job training will be given and there will be ample opportunity to shape the role, build a portfolio of work and hone multi-media journalism skills.

Essential qualities:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to look after your own workload and prioritise tasks to meet deadlines
  • A keen eye for detail and a proactive attitude
  • Social media experience

Desirable qualities:

  • NCTJ diploma in journalism or the equivalent
  • Experience of using WordPress and Mailchimp
  • Portfolio of published work
  • Interest in or knowledge of Bristol
  • Willing to work evenings or weekends as required

What we offer:

  • On-the-job training, mentoring and support (with the option of progressing to NCTJ senior level qualification – all fully funded)
  • 25 days a year holiday (plus birthdays off)
  • Flexible working pattern, with the option to work in the office and at home
  • Starting salary of £19,000

To apply, send a CV and covering letter (no more than one page) outlining why you want the role and why you would be the ideal candidate to

The deadline for applications is midday on Monday, September 20.

Bristol24/7 is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. If you are unsure of whether to apply, have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please email to arrange an informal chat.

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