Closing date: 12 midday, Monday 13 January 2020
Newsdirect is an independent bureau that provides impartial and issues-based updates on the day’s political and parliamentary news. Our monitoring team tracks parliamentary business, government activity and political news with a particular focus on the Scottish institutions.
We are looking for a reporter to join our news team. In this role you’ll write up short news lines and check parliamentary output for client-related topics. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday you’ll provide essential, live reporting of parliamentary committees, ministerial questions and debates.
Your output will help our clients spot opportunities to engage with policymakers and ensure they go into meetings with all the latest updates at their fingertips. In this role, you’ll quickly develop political insight, gain real-time newsroom experience and work with some of Scotland’s most renowned campaign teams.
Core hours are 08:00 – 16:30, Monday to Friday with an hour-long lunch break.
Starting salary £19,000 + overtime.
Some evening and weekend working will be required to cover parliamentary sittings and conferences.
Duties will include:
We’d like to hear from candidates who can:
How to Apply
Send across a 2-page CV and 1-page covering letter that shows us your suitability for the role.
Please indicate the notice period from your current role or confirm the date you would be available to start.
Your application should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12:00 on Monday 13th January.