Press Association, Entertainment Reporter
The Press Association is looking for a journalist to join our Entertainment desk.
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. You will also conduct interviews, attend events and create original content for all relevant services.
We are looking for someone who loves generating ideas and interviewing celebrities across all areas of Entertainment, including Arts and Media.
You should be abreast of all the latest entertainment news, be able to write in different styles and tones of voice, for a range of audiences and platforms.
You will have experience working in a breaking news environment and should be able to turn around accurate, concise copy.
You should possess excellent journalism skills and be able to connect widely with different audiences, while managing a busy workload.
This is a fast-paced role, working on a lot of varied material as part of a friendly team. You will be required to work shifts, including weekends and evenings.
This is a junior position, but some experience as a multi-skilled journalist, working across both print and digital outputs, would be beneficial.
A presence on social media and an understanding of how it influences the Entertainment industry is a key requirement.
An NCTJ-approved qualification and reliable shorthand are also necessary for this role.
This is a great opportunity for someone who loves Entertainment to be a part of an exciting and challenging team.
Please email your CV and covering letter to: Kerri-Ann Roper, Entertainment Editor, by completing the application form below.
The closing date for applications is Friday 25 May.
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 Press Association.