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i, Senior News Reporter

Competitive with great benefits
Closing date
28 Nov 2021

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Job Type
Full Time
Nationals, Online, News
Editorial, Reporting, Staff Writer, Reporter
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Job Details

Senior News Reporter

Location: The I Headquarters – London
Position: Permanent 


Package Description

In return for their energy and ideas we ensure our people are well rewarded. Our benefits package increases the longer you’ve been with us. Here’s what to expect:

  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing by 1 per year up to a total of 30)
  • Upon joining you will be automatically enrolled onto the Pension Plan at the minimum level of 5% employee contribution, 3% Company contribution. 
  • Life cover under the Pension Plan of up to 3x your basic salary.
  • DMGT Discounts (for discounts on online shopping, vouchers and reloadable cards)
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Onsite gym (Northcliffe House only)
  • Onsite nurse and GP clinics (Northcliffe House only)
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted dining cards


Plus many other benefits….


Job Introduction

i is looking for brilliant senior news reporters to work across its digital and print journalism. 

We are looking for experienced and talented journalists to join our fast-growing and ambitious news operation. You will be well-versed in longer-form reporting and detailed explainers, ready to pitch original formats and agenda-setting scoops that will attract new readers. You will understand how a story is handled differently for digital and print audiences and will be passionate about digital storytelling, able to turn copy around quickly when needed but also taking time for deeper and more detailed work when required.  You will be prepared to work on a rota that includes weekends and early and late shifts. This is a great opportunity for experienced reporters looking to take their next step in joining a thriving publishing operation at an exciting time in its development. 


Main Responsibilities

  • Pitch and write news stories daily, including detailed explainers and long form reporting. 
  • Continuously find innovative ways to go beyond straight news reports, while still filing stories to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to cover news events effectively and with original takes for digital and print formats. 
  • Write across a broad range of subjects, from UK news to foreign, health, consumer, politics and more.
  • Good knowledge of media law and the Editors’ Code of Practice.
  • Commitment to i's editorial standards of impartial and incisive coverage. Appreciation for i’s audience and tone, and how to write stories that will appeal to our readers. 
  • Work with the audience team (including analysts, SEO, social, newsletter and app editors) to ensure that your stories are optimised to reach the widest readership. 
  • Package your stories with pictures, inline links and video where necessary to create compelling digital storytelling. 


Person Specification

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working for a major newspaper or news website (preferred)
  • A hunger to report on the biggest issues of the day
  • Proven ability to build and maintain contacts
  • An enquiring and creative mind to go beyond the headlines.
  • Experience working in a digital breaking news environment
  • An ability to use FOI and open source material to spot stories
  • Able to file clean, accurate copy working to demanding deadlines.
  • Experience of working in a cross-platform environment desirable.
  • Confident with CMS and digital production.
  • Strong team player who is happy work collaboratively with others.
  • Excellent standards of written English. 
  • NCTJ (or similar) standard qualification.
  • Effective and calm under pressure. 
  • Full clean driving licence (preferred)


With your application, please include examples of your work which demonstrate your ability to produce high impact, original journalism


About i

At 10 years old, i is Britain's youngest national newspaper and website. We publish reporting, opinion and in-depth features for an intelligent audience. Growing in influence and profitable, in 2020 i was named Britain’s most trusted national news brand (PAMCo), Daily Newspaper of the Year (London Press Club) and News Website of the Year (Online Media Awards). i now has an opportunity to grow again with investment in our original journalism under new owners - so we are looking to recruit to our ambitious editorial team.


Our Commitment

We are committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

We are Disability Confident Committed. Please let us know if you require any recruitment documentation in other formats or if you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process. Please be assured that any such information will be held separately to your recruitment application and will not be considered as part of the selection process.


Satisfying the need to know

DMGT manages a diverse, multinational portfolio of companies, with total revenues of around £1.3bn, that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment. 

Find Us
Northcliffe House
2 Derry Street
W8 5TT
United Kingdom
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