Archant, Trainee to Senior Reporters - London

Closing date
10 Dec 2021

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Job Type
Full Time
Online, Regional, News
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Job Details

We are looking for either a senior or trainee reporter to join some of the busiest and most diverse news patches in London. 

Whether you're an experienced senior looking for a move or an energetic trainee hoping to make an impression we have opportunities on the prestigious Ham & High newspaper and website. 

At the heart of the community for more than 150 years, as a reporter on the Ham & High you will become part of a team responsible for reporting on one of the most charming and charismatic parts of London where no day is the same.

We're also keen to hear from trainee reporters or potential apprentice reporters in east London. 

Working with the Editor, the successful senior reporter candidate will take the lead on nurturing the patch and help set the news agenda on a daily basis for both online and print. You will file content in a timely fasion and be expected to come to conference with plenty of ideas. It is a role that will involve finding innovative ways to tell the important stories across platforms, growing and developing the connection with our core audience.  

As senior reporter you will be responsible for publishing content, ensuring it is legally sound and meets standards of journalistic integrity.  

In return you will get the support, mentoring and training needed to progress in your career. 

The successful candidate will live in London - preferably on patch. and be able to network and meet with communities in Hampstead and Highgate, they will have a strong journalistic background and be able to work from home or on patch as required.   


  • Min qualification NCTJ Ideally Senior NQJ qualification or equivalent for senior reporter position 
  • Newsroom experience  
  • Problem solver and open to change  
  • Proven history of creating engaging content  
  • Ability to network amongst the local community  
  • Confident digital and social media skills  
  • Ability to create / use video to bring stories to life  
  • Confident in digging out and creating new ideas and stories  

NCTJ preliminary qualifications are needed for a trainee position. Outstanding candidates, with little or no experience, will be considered for apprenticeships. 


  • Competitive salary
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays and extra day off for your birthday!! 
  • Annual volunteer day  
  • Cycle to Work scheme  
  • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising  
  • Give as You Earn – tax-free charity giving scheme  


If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and covering letter to us ASAP.

Please note that if you have not been invited in for an interview within two weeks of your application, then you can assume on this occasion that you have been unsuccessful.  

We reserve the right to change the closing date at any time during the recruitment process, so please apply asap as we will be dealing with applications as soon as they arrive.  


Archant is a privately owned media company serving geographical and specialist interest communities with over 140 brands and associated websites.

We have a large portfolio of UK-based regional newspapers with titles in East Anglia, London, Kent and the South West, and publish 1.35 million copies a week in print. Online, websites for our newsbrands reach over 4.8 million readers per month.

Our collection of more than 60 news brands includes the Eastern Daily Press in Norfolk, the East Anglian Daily Times in Suffolk and the Ham & High in London.

Archant is the largest publisher of regional and local lifestyle magazines and associated digital media in the UK, and also owns a range of specialist magazine titles circulating predominantly in the UK and USA.

Our portfolio of 75 magazine titles includes county, specialist interest and wedding magazines as well as client contract magazines through Archant Dialogue. In recent years it has extended its activities into exhibitions, events and digital media focussed on the Weddings and French property markets.

Archant has a broad portfolio of digital media assets and marketing services supporting our more traditional media, and is a prolific publisher of mobile Apps on the Apple and Android platforms in the UK.

Archant was founded in 1845 in Norwich and now employs around 1,500 staff. Most of the back office functions are still located in Norwich and we have frontline staff based in the communities that we serve across the UK.

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Rouen Road

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