Come and join our Derbyshire Times team

Do you have a passion for great content and the ability to spot a great story?

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 5:12 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 5:12 pm
Could you join the Derbyshire Times team?

Do you want to be part of the collaborative team behind some of the biggest regional newspapers and websites in the UK?

We are looking for a specialist reporter to join our Derbyshire Times team in Chesterfield on a full time, six-month temporary contract.

You will have a hunger to learn, develop and embrace change in an exciting and fast-paced team as our business develops.

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Passionate about communities and building contacts, you will become a voice for the public interest.

Who we are looking for:

Successful candidates will have a keen eye for a story and an understanding of what drives audiences

Demonstrate the ability to follow analytics, identify content 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 ahead

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

Exhibit familiarity with analytics tools that drive both content discovery and creation

Have a portfolio of published articles, written to a high standard


A team player: able to work closely with digital colleagues specialising in data, analytics, video production and social media

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

An understanding of how tone impacts brand values

Previous experience of using a website content management system

Understanding of SEO principles and best practice

Familiarity with basic photo 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

Strong writer, storyteller and communicator

Driving licence

If you are interested, email your CV and a covering letter to editor Nancy Fielder - [email protected]

The closing date for applications is January 27, 2020.