, Video News Reporters

13 Oct 2016
27 Oct 2016
Job Type
Freelance is looking for energetic and reliable Video News Reporters with a passion for all things video-related.

You should be able to source news for video-led topical stories with a focus on UK, European and world politics as well as viral news, sport, and current affairs.

The candidate will be able to produce clean copy and write eye-catching, engaging and compelling headlines.

The ability to work at a fast pace in a busy newsroom is essential.

A background in digital at national newspapers or magazines is preferable.

Key responsibilities:

  • Show an understanding of the website's key areas and ensure a steady flow of copy around these issues.
  • Use your contacts to pull in original and exclusive content and video-led stories.
  • Push content via the company's social media platforms.
  • Optimise stories in accordance with the digital SEO strategy.
  • React quickly to breaking news stories - and look for the best video angle.
  • Wherever possible, identify fresh angles for stories which have been covered elsewhere.
  • Write and edit in accordance with digital house style.
  • Monitor social media for potential stories.
  • Deliver original and exclusive video-led content on a weekly basis
  • Have good working knowledge of subReddits and video uploads which have not been seen before.
  • Be competent and confident in approaching sources and carrying out interviews face-to-face, over the phone and via email.

Key skills and experience:

  • Experienced digital journalist with familiarity using CMS, Photoshop, and Google Analytics.
  • A working knowledge of SEO.
  • Professional understanding of media law.
  • Attention to detail and developments in the news.
  • Write perfect copy and irresistible headlines.
  • Flexible approach to working hours including weekends and late shifts.
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines, multitask, forward plan, and develop relationships with PRs.

How to apply: 

If you are interested in this position please e-mail your CV with a covering letter by completing the application form below by close of business on 27 October 2016.

Job Type
: Casual