SWNS, Senior Reporter (Cambridge / East of England)

Cambridge / East of England
Closing date
1 Sep 2022

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Senior Reporter - Cambridge / East of England
Start date - ASAP 
Salary - DOE - £26k - £31.5k
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 senior reporter experienced in covering big breaking news, working up stories and undertaking commission work for national titles. 

They would have an instinct to know a national story – how and where to find them and react when they break.  

The candidate would WFH based in Cambridge / east of England area and work alongside our news editors in our Bristol HQ and journalists on national titles. 

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. 

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 ‘senior’ role in the title of your email. 



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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Media Centre
Emma Chris Way
BS34 7JU

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