SWNS, Junior Reporter (Midlands)

Employer
SWNS
Location
Midlands
Salary
£DoE
Closing date
1 Sep 2022

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Job Details

Junior Reporter - Midlands 
Start date - ASAP 
Salary - DOE - £22,000+
Deadline - September 1 

Who we are
Every day hundreds of stories, images and videos from SWNS are published and broadcast across the national and international media. 

They are created by a team of dedicated journalists, photographers, videographers and editors based across the UK who are passionate about real, original stories. 

We combine traditional reporting with the best content-gathering techniques for digital and social media to produce a news wire that drives millions of views every day. 

Our journalists cover breaking news, court cases, amazing human interest stories, consumer issues, health studies, scientific breakthroughs, stunning imagery and viral videos.

SWNS clients are some of the biggest news publishers and TV shows in the world – including the Sun, Mirror, Daily Mail, Times, Telegraph, New York Post, LADbible and Have I Got News For You.

Who we’re looking for
A junior reporter to work in our busy Birmingham patch – while also part of our wider news teams across the UK. 

You will be involved in finding, researching and writing national news stories under the guidance of our experienced news editors. We also carry out commissioned work for national titles. 

The reporter would get out from behind their desk, speak to real people face-to-face and on the phone. They also utilise digital tools and social media to source and verify stories. 

The role
The successful candidate will have the flexibility of working from home. 

An NCTJ qualification or similar is preferable, along with shorthand and a valid driving licence. 

However, we will consider applications from less-qualified candidates who are keen to learn. 

Social media skills are a must. You should know your way around all the platforms – and how to use them to source stories. 

SWNS is proud to be a National Living Wage employer. 

Recent studies show most UK journalism industry professionals come from white ethnic groups (92%) and from professional or upper-class backgrounds (80%).  We want to continue to do our part to change this and welcome candidates from all backgrounds.  

SWNS also has a generous and growing list of employee benefits, including: 

  • 25 days annual holiday plus eight Bank Holidays 
  • Company pension scheme with employer contribution 
  • Hybrid working policy 
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity packages 
  • Life assurance scheme 
  • Shopping discount scheme, tech benefit scheme 
  • Gym membership discount, Cycle to Work 
  • Savings on childcare 


Please apply with a covering letter explaining how you fit the criteria above, and why you want to work at SWNS, along with a CV, to jobs@swns.com

Please reference ‘junior’ role in the title of your email. 

 

Company

SWNS is the largest regional news and picture service in the UK, with offices and over 100 editorial staff across the country.

On a daily basis SWNS produces a newswire service comprising over 100 original pieces of copy and 1000 photographs and videos. This newswire provides one of the single largest sources of content for the major news publishers in the UK and beyond.

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Location
Media Centre
Emma Chris Way
Filton
Bristol
BS34 7JU
GB

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