TES, Reporter - 6 Month Maternity Cover
TES is a looking for an experienced news and features journalist with investigative flair and fresh ideas to take on this education reporting role on our ever-expanding website and award-winning magazine.
What you’ll do
This an exciting opportunity for an accomplished and ambitious journalist to demonstrate their ability on the national stage.
Your role will be to dig out education exclusives good enough to set the national news agenda; write colourful, engaging features; and deliver hard-hitting ground-breaking analysis pieces that get to grips with national policy.
You will be adept at using social media to raise our profile, publicise your work, find stories, and develop and nurture contacts. You will also be keen to build our audience by working through different platforms such as Facebook live and podcasts.
The job will be stretching and challenging, but rewarding, and will require initiative, efficiency and versatility.
You will be required to produce accurate attention-grabbing web stories extremely quickly to ensure we are first online with breaking news.
At the same time we will expect you to get out into schools, and to have the determination and patience to deliver excellent long-form investigations and features.
You will be joining an experienced and talented team that has seen a succession of journalists progress to mainstream national newspapers.
Who you are
You should have at least two years’ experience as a journalist on a respected newspaper, magazine or website. You will have a strong track-record in breaking exclusive news stories good enough to run in the nationals, producing irresistible digital copy, and writing entertaining features.
You will either have recent experience of covering school-based education or have the ability to get to grips with a fascinating but hugely varied and complicated patch from a standing start.
You combine an enormous capacity for hard work with a bottomless pit of original ideas, investigative flair and an excellent news sense.
You will be a self-starter who is adaptable, flexible and creative; and has the drive and commitment to contribute to a close-knit team.
We would expect candidates to have an NCTJ or equivalent qualification.
TES Global’s story is an extraordinary one: its digital community is one of the fastest growing of any profession globally, and it boasts a 100-year heritage at the centre of the teaching and education community.
Today, TES Global has over 6.9 million teacher members in 197 countries across the globe and connects more than 72 million teachers and students. Up to 6.3 million resources are downloaded from the site a week, 13 a second.
Home to more than 800,000 individually crafted teaching resources developed by teachers for teachers, this unparalleled collection helps to guide, inform and inspire educators around the world.
This wealth of resources allows education professionals to share and benefit from one another's resources and lesson plans, driving excellence in the education sector.
TES Global’s rich heritage includes the TES, Times Higher Education (THE) and TES Scotland magazines which are invaluable reads for all educators and TES Global has become the leading media provider to the UK education profession. It also publishes the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
TES has been the world's leading publication for teachers for more than a hundred years. Over that time it has kept teachers informed of the latest issues affecting schools, and new approaches to teaching practice from around the globe.
These are just a few facets of what TES Global does. For more information on TES Global please visit tesglobal.com/what-we-do.
How to apply
Please be advised that we can only accept candidates who have the right to work in this location.
Please email us by completing the application form below with a copy of your CV as a .doc or pdf. In your email, please introduce yourself and, importantly, don’t just tell us why you want a job like this. Tell us why you want to work with us specifically.
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