Multimedia Reporter – Homebased (North-East Somerset)

Are you looking for an exciting role, working in a busy news patch in a beautiful part of the country with coast and countryside on the doorstep? We’re looking for a highly motivated reporter who is skilled at delivering rich multimedia articles to websites and social – with ideas for growing our audience engagement.

The role is homebased, reporting for the Midsomer Norton and Radstock Journal, but much time will be spent in the communities we serve, meeting people and discovering the issues that affect our readers, so you will need to live in the patch.

You will need to be flexible, have a current driving licence, and come equipped with a can-do attitude, genuine curiosity and an interest in the communities we serve.

Primary Tasks

  • Produce multimedia content across all subject areas, with a focus on helping to deliver the agreed digital editorial strategy
  • Use data and analytics to drive the type of content produced, with the aim of increasing page views and engagement
  • Create desired volume and quality of content for the requirement of our printed brands
  • Grow and develop the brand’s presence within the community through the cultivation of contacts, helping cement our position as the go-to source of trusted and up-to-date local news

Key Responsibilities

  • Have a digital-first mindset, ensuring all content is produced for online first with consideration given on the timing of when articles are published
  • Produce hyperlocal and engaging digital content, including ‘today’ stories, social media posts and videos, live blogs and native video content
  • Be an active participant in and a promoter of all forms of social media – both personally and on behalf of your brand – including exploring new platforms as they emerge
  • Produce engaging content which can be successfully monetised
  • Attend, when necessary or instructed, events or meetings during evenings, weekends or bank holidays
  • Meet minimum requirements for story / video / picture / live blog uploads
  • Develop contacts within the community/ communities you cover to produce exclusive multimedia content and ensure your titles are first with the news
  • Take personal responsibility for driving the digital growth of your content
  • Use analytics to help drive content production, with a firm understanding of how well your stories have performed
  • Maximise interaction with online users and readers
  • Participate in the Career Pathway, completing all mandatory training Produce content that is legally sound and complies with the Editors’ Code of Practice

Experience and qualifications

  • Journalism degree or diploma or equivalent, Media Studies qualification or NCTJ recognised qualification is essential
  • Print and digital experience, including social media is essential
  • Driver’s license is essential

In return, you will get to work in a business that still values local news and invests in journalism, as it takes the next steps on an exciting digital journey. You will also get 25 days holiday, enhanced sick pay, and access to a NEST Pension.

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