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Archant, Reporter - Norwich

Norwich, Norfolk
Closing date
20 May 2022

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Full Time
Online, Regional, News
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We have an opportunity for a reporter to join our team working on the Beccles & Bungay Journal and Lowestoft Journal.  Through its newspaper, website , and social media channels, we reach thousands of people every day to give them the stories that matter most to them. 

As a reporter you’ll be expected to forge strong contacts in the community and have good local knowledge. Crime, councils, courts, social issues and culture will all be on your radar, and you'll know how to dig out a story.   

You will be bursting with ideas and have excellent news judgement. Good organisational and communication skills are vital, as is the ability to work under pressure.  

Excellent communication skills and the ability to write clean, accurate copy are a minimum requirement. Multi-media awareness is a benefit, but the role is suited to someone strong in the fundamentals of journalism – building contacts and finding exclusives. This is not a desk job, and those unwilling to get their hands dirty need not apply.  

This is a full-time opportunity working shifts, that include some weekends on a rota basis.  Our modern offices in Norwich city centre are a lively base where your team are situated.  You will travel to the Waveney area regularly to interview, dig out stories and get to know the stories that really matter. 

You will have: 

  • NCTJ / Journalism Degree or equivalent 
  • Evidence of great competence in written and verbal communication skills 
  • Great spelling/attention to detail - particular for writing captions 
  • Excellent news judgement 
  • Lots of ideas for print and digital platforms 
  • Good knowledge of Norfolk / Waveney 
  • Ability to produce sparkling copy for our newspapers and websites 
  • Driving licence (able to use pool car) 


  • Salary from £20,000 
  • Pay increase after successfully passing probation 
  • Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays + your birthday day off!!    
  • Structured career progression, ongoing training and personal performance reviews    
  • Full range of benefits including 
    • Generous sick pay scheme 
    • Discount Vouchers 
    • Discounted Gym membership 
    • Health and wellbeing support (GP appointments) 
    • Cycle to Work scheme 
    • Annual Volunteer work day 
    • Archant Gold – matched charity fundraising 

How do I apply? 

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

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 

For an informal chat about the role, call Weeklies Group Editor Andrew Fitchett on 07584 503055 


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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