PinkNews is an LGBT+ publication and our mission is to inform, inspire change and empower people to be themselves. We now reach over 50 million unique users per month across our website, socials and app.

 

As we continue to grow and diversify our content output we are seeking a Junior News Reporter to join our dynamic and award-winning newsroom. 

 

The role will encompass writing everything from breaking news, features and interviews, and ensuring PinkNews remains at the forefront of publishing global LGBT+ news and content. 

 

This is an exciting time to join our team where no two days are the same. We deliver quality journalism and original content across all platforms to a global audience. We are dedicated to achieving global equality for LGBT+ people by informing, engaging and empowering our customers through award-winning content, live events and bespoke products and services. 

 

As PinkNews expands on to new platforms and into new territories, we expect our content to deepen our relationship with the tens of millions of people who engage with our content every month as well as establishing relationships with a whole new audience — and our newsroom is central to this mission.

 

Main Responsibilities

  • Produce first class LGBT+ news content
  • Respond quickly and reflexively to the daily news cycle
  • Pitch and write several news stories each day
  • Use social media to search for stories and emerging trends in LGBT+ news
  • Ensure all work is legally sound, sources and facts are checked 
  • Cultivate and maintain influential sources to maintain a flow of original news stories
  • Work with editorial management to ensure news stories meet PinkNews style and tone of voice
  • Play an active role in company culture and live the PinkNews values

 

Key Skills and Experience

  • NCTJ or equivalent experience working within a fast-paced digital newsroom
  • A passion for LGBT+ content and a belief in equality for all
  • Ability to identify, pitch and write original and engaging stories
  • An understanding of SEO and publishing to a social audience

 

The package

  • Salary starting from £24,000
  • Pension
  • 32 days’ annual leave including bank holidays + birthday day off
  • Flexible/ hybrid working
  • Employee Referral Programme
  • Access to great development opportunities and wider team training
  • Access to Spill and EAP

 

To apply

  • Please submit a CV and cover letter with your application. We look forward to hearing from you — [email protected]

 

Equal opportunities

  • PinkNews is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that celebrates differences, allowing you to do your best work. 
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