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This job has expired, Freelance News Reporter

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive plus benefits
Closing date
26 May 2023

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Job Type
Full Time
Digital Journalist

Job Details produces some of the most shareable news content in the industry and we are now looking for an experienced and talented Freelance News Reporter to join the news team.


Suitable candidates will have a minimum of two years’ experience of social-friendly, multi-media news writing gained on news websites, nationals or well-established local newspapers with an impressive track record of finding and breaking exclusive stories of national and global interest.


Applicants must be able to deliver vibrant, clean copy to very tight deadlines.


Requirements include:

  • Solid newspaper, magazine or news website experience
  • Ability to generate own news stories
  • Ability to write clean copy, strong headlines and captions
  • Avid user of social media
  • A good eye for an alternative angle to a story
  • Experience with video storytelling and Facebook Lives a benefit
  • NCTJ qualified
  • Flexibility regarding weekday and weekend shifts
  • Able to cope under pressure


The above list is not exhaustive and constantly evolving, based on the needs of the business. Out of hours availability and a high level of adaptability are essential.


Please apply by sending an up-to-date CV, a note about yourself and why you’d be perfect for the team.


Any applications received without a CV will not be considered.


Metro is the UK’s leading urban media brand, delivering bite-size news, sport, entertainment and showbiz to its Urbanite commuter audience every weekday.

Our readers live and work in cities – thrilling places full of professional, social and cultural possibilities. We help them (and you!) get more from city life and feel in the know, to join in, experience and connect even more.

Our short, stimulating, espresso-style content complements how we all live, work and play in the urban environment we’re so passionate about.

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Northcliffe House
2 Derry Street
W8 5TT

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