Our vacancies

Search Jobs  

Trainee Reporter

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity has come up to join the team behind the ever-growing Kent Live website and Trinity Mirror’s Kent newspapers, which include the Kent and Sussex Courier, the award winning Dover Express and the Sevenoaks Chronicle.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, creative and eager to learn, and will have an eye for what content works online in one of the busiest news patches in the country.

We are looking for someone who works quickly and accurately under pressure, is able to bring in their own stories, and is determined to make a name for themselves in the industry.

You will be joining a forward-thinking newsroom full of talented, self-driven journalists.

Role Responsibility

  • Deliver high-quality, thoroughly-researched, accurate and well-written multi media content
  • Write content in a way which engages and drives digital audience
  • Provide live coverage of news events for live blogs
  • Shoot video, audio and take pictures when out on jobs
  • Source third-party and social content
  • Build strong contacts for story-gathering within local communities
  • Be adept on social media, in line with Trinity Mirror policies, to build audiences and communities and ensure that content is shared on social platforms
  • Possess a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of media law and industry guidelines
  • Have a full UK driving license

The Ideal Candidate

You’ll have an NCTJ-accredited journalism qualification and will use it to generate content which engages local audiences and meets the standards set by the business in terms of quality, consistency, accuracy and legal compliance.

You will be motivated by the challenge of producing stories ready for digital audience spikes.

Package Description

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days + 8 bank holidays
  • Pension plan + flexible benefits

About the Company

Trinity Mirror plc is one of the UK’s largest multimedia publishers. We publish over 150 newspaper brands, including the Mirror and the Daily Record, as well as iconic market-leading regional and local newspaper titles. Digital growth is at the heart of Trinity Mirror's strategy, with a goal of developing and sustaining strong positions across print and digital channels.

This website is using cookies to improve your browsing experience. If you navigate to another page without changing the settings bellow you consent to this. Read more about cookies.