The Independent, Science Correspondent

ESI Media
Kensington, West London
10 Oct 2017
16 Oct 2017
Job Type
Full Time

The Independent is looking for a Science Correspondent to deliver hard-hitting exclusives and quick turnaround breaking stories.

Required Experience/Skills

  • At least two years’ experience working for a newspaper or news-led website
  • A proven track record of bringing in the kind of exclusive stories that will get the Independent noticed
  • Experience of writing under intense deadline pressure in a breaking news environment
  • Ability to run their own patch and develop contacts
  • An interest in social media as platform for serious journalism and a way to reach new audiences
  • Experience and / or enthusiasm for capturing video content while reporting

Expected Behaviours

  • Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  • Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  • Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  • Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  • Responsive Delivery - Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way. Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

About The Independent

Created in 1986 by Andreas Whittam & co. with a reputation for innovation and quality, today the Independent is a leading digital newspaper through its website and social media.

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Apply by completing the application form below by Monday 16 October

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