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PA Media Group, Senior Reporter - Entertainment (FTC)

PA Media Group
Paddington, London
Competitive plus benefits
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Job Type
Full Time
Nationals, Digital, Entertainment
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Job Details

PA News Agency is looking for a senior journalist to join our Entertainment desk on a maternity cover contract for 10-12 months. 

You don’t need previous showbiz experience to be able to do this role, but you would need to be a reporter with news skills looking for an exciting, engaging job in a breaking news environment.

You will be responsible for working across PA’s Entertainment services including the wire and digital services. 

The successful candidate will work with the Entertainment team to gather and produce news for print and online. 

This is a fast-paced role, working on a lot of varied material and as such, you will be comfortable leading big stories that set the news agenda.

As a senior reporter, you will have well-established contacts in the industry, as well as experience working across both print and digital outputs.

You will have experience working in a breaking news environment and should be able to turn around accurate, concise copy in the PA style. 

You will be comfortable writing across all areas of Entertainment, including Arts and Media, and be able to grasp and accurately cover topics including Government committee’s and other complex issues that pertain to Entertainment. 

You will also be comfortable turning your hand to the lighter side of Entertainment and reporting on everything from reality TV to the latest TikTok star. 

You will conduct interviews and create original content for all relevant services and will also attend and cover events when it is safe to do so again.

You will be required to work shifts, including weekends and evenings. 

You should be abreast of all the latest news, be able to write in different styles and tones of voice, for a range of audiences and platforms. 

You should possess excellent journalism skills and be able to connect widely with different audiences, while managing a busy workload. 
 A presence on social media and an understanding of how it influences the Entertainment industry is also essential. 
 An NCTJ-approved qualification and reliable shorthand are also necessary for this role which is London-based. 

This is a great opportunity for an experienced reporter who loves Entertainment to be a part of an exciting team. 

The company encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted. 

If you don’t hear from us within 10 days following the closing date, your application has not been selected for the next round and we would like to thank you for your interest in the PA News Agency. 


We are a diverse portfolio of specialist media companies spanning news & information, data, technology, marketing and communications. Our flagship brand, PA Media, is the national news agency for the UK and Ireland.

We provide customers across the media, sport, corporate, betting and public sectors with the broadest range of content, products and services to inform and entertain their audiences.

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