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Trainee Reporter

City, York
Job Type
1 Jul 2021
Trainee reporter, Yorkshire Evening Post

We are looking for a trainee reporter for our daily newspaper and website, the Yorkshire Evening Post. This is an exciting time for the title which has undergone a series of big changes recently - from a rebranded masthead right through to having its own team of dedicated reporters - one of the biggest investments in journalism in Leeds charged with championing and campaigning on behalf of the city.

Do you have a passion for great content, quality journalism and the ability to spot a trending story? Do you want to be part of the collaborative team in Leeds, one of the fastest growing cities in the UK and the proud home of a Premier League football club?

You will have a hunger to learn, develop and embrace change in an exciting and fast-paced team. Already living in a world of social media, you will have a grasp of SEO and a natural understanding of what makes great content - and you will always want to be first with the news.

Who we are looking for:

Successful candidates will have a keen eye for a story and an understanding of what drives audiences, along with a natural understanding of SEO

Ability to follow analytics, identify trends and come up with original content ideas

Understand how to optimise content for search

Be comfortable in a fast-paced media environment but have the organisational skills to plan

Be flexible, working shift patterns and on weekends

Have a natural understanding of social media and how it can be best used to communicate with our readers

Be capable of producing fast and accurate copy


A team player

Experience of working in a newsroom, agency or on a digital platform

An understanding of how tone impacts brand values

Understanding of SEO principles and best practice

Familiarity with basic photo and video editing tools

Good interview skills and a tenacity to find the right person to talk to

A good knowledge of media law and the Editors' Code of Practice

NCTJ qualification or equivalent experience

Strong writer, storyteller and communicator

Closing date for applications is Friday, July 9.

JPIMedia is committed to being an equal opportunity employer with a diverse workforce. We will consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. We encourage and consider flexible working arrangements for all roles
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  • Job Reference: 318653115-2
  • Date Posted: 1 July 2021
  • Recruiter: JPI MEDIA
  • Location: City, York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment
  • Job Type: Permanent