Live Content Journalist

JPI Media
Northampton, UK
18 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a journalist who thrives on breaking news? Do you have an eye for a video, the knowhow to edit and publish that video on the fly and the ability to produce a wide-variety of copy, accurate and compelling in equal measure?

Do you relish seeing the analytics board light up as our readers devour your work? Can you instinctively optimise your work for search and social? Are you keen to join an award-winning team to help take one of JPIMedia's leading multi-media centres to the next level online and across social?

Well, we are looking for a senior reporter with fire in their belly to add to our coverage in Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Luton and across the Home Counties.

We expect you to publish a constant stream of content; from the bizarre to the worthy, and everything in between.

Who we are looking for:
Successful candidates will be a senior or recently qualified reporter, have a keen eye for a story and an understanding of what drives audiences, along with a natural understanding of SEO
Demonstrate the ability to follow analytics, identify content trends and come up with original content ideas
Understand how to optimise content for search
Be comfortable in a fast-paced media environment but have the organisational skills to plan ahead
Be flexible, working shift patterns and on weekends
Have a natural understanding of social media and how it can be best used to communicate with our readers
Be capable of producing fast and accurate copy

A team player: able to work closely with digital colleagues specialising in data, analytics, video production and social media
Experience of working in a newsroom, agency or on a digital platform
An understanding of how tone impacts brand values
Previous experience of using a website content management system
Understanding of SEO principles and best practice
Familiarity with basic photo editing tools
Good interview skills and a tenacity to find the right person to talk to
A good knowledge of media law and the Editors' Code of Practice
NCTJ qualification or equivalent experience
Strong writer, storyteller and communicator

JPIMedia is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Vacancy: Live Content Journalist
Location: Northampton
Salary: Competitive

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