i, News Reporter

Recruiter
DMGT
Location
London
Salary
Competitive with great benefits
Posted
22 Sep 2021
Closes
22 Oct 2021
Industry
Journalist
Sector
Nationals, News, Online
Discipline
Reporter
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

News Reporter

Location: The I Headquarters – London
Position: Permanent 

Package Description

In return for their energy and ideas we ensure our people are well rewarded. Our benefits package increases the longer you’ve been with us. Here’s what to expect:

  • 25 days’ holiday (increasing by 1 per year up to a total of 30)
  • Upon joining you will be automatically enrolled onto the Pension Plan at the minimum level of 5% employee contribution, 3% Company contribution. 
  • Life cover under the Pension Plan of up to 3x your basic salary.
  • DMGT Discounts (for discounts on online shopping, vouchers and reloadable cards)
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Onsite gym (Northcliffe House only)
  • Onsite nurse and GP clinics (Northcliffe House only)
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounted dining cards

Plus many other benefits….

Job Introduction

i is looking for brilliant news reporters to work across its digital and print journalism. 

We are looking for creative thinkers who can go beyond the headlines to pitch explainers and original formats that will attract new readers, and who are hungry for agenda-setting scoops. You will understand how a story is handled differently for digital and print audiences and will have a sound understanding of all elements of digital publishing. You will be part of a growing news operation that has won multiple awards and seen increased investment year-on-year. You will be versed in turning around news stories to tight deadlines.  You will be prepared to work on a rota that includes weekends and early and late shifts. This is a great opportunity for a reporter with experience in a fast-paced news environment to join a thriving publishing operation at an exciting time in its development.  

Person Specification

  • Pitch and write news stories daily. 
  • Think of innovative ways to go beyond straight news reports, while still filing stories to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to cover news events effectively for digital and print formats. 
  • Write quickly and accurately.
  • Write across a number of different topics, from UK news to foreign, health, consumer, politics and more.
  • Good knowledge of media law and the Editors’ Code of Practice.
  • Commitment to i's editorial standards of impartial and incisive coverage. Appreciation for i’s audience and tone, and how to write stories that will appeal to our readers. 
  • Work with the audience team (including analysts, SEO, social, newsletter and app editors) to ensure that your stories are optimised to reach the widest readership. 
  • Package your stories with pictures, inline links and video where necessary to create compelling digital storytelling. 

Skills and experience

  • Experience working in a digital breaking news environment 
  • A hunger to report on the biggest issues of the day.
  • An enquiring and creative mind to go beyond the headlines. 
  • Able to file clean, accurate copy working to demanding deadlines.
  • Experience of working in a cross-platform environment desirable.
  • Confident with CMS and digital production.
  • Strong team player who is happy work collaboratively with others.
  • Excellent standards of written English. 
  • NCTJ (or similar) standard qualification.
  • Effective and calm under pressure. 

About i

At 10 years old, i is Britain's youngest national newspaper and website. We publish reporting, opinion and in-depth features for an intelligent audience. Growing in influence and profitable, in 2020 i was named Britain’s most trusted national news brand (PAMCo), Daily Newspaper of the Year (London Press Club) and News Website of the Year (Online Media Awards). i now has an opportunity to grow again with investment in our original journalism under new owners - so we are looking to recruit to our ambitious editorial team.

 Our Commitment

We are committed to increasing diversity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability.

We are Disability Confident Committed. Please let us know if you require any recruitment documentation in other formats or if you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process. Please be assured that any such information will be held separately to your recruitment application and will not be considered as part of the selection process.

With your application, please include three ideas for story formats that help to unpack this story for our readers - 'A major retailer with a well-known CEO announces it is closing 50 stores and laying off 5,000 staff' - as if you were pitching ideas to the morning news editor to develop our coverage in time for a lunchtime bulletin