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Blackburn Rovers FC Reporter
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Description : We are looking to sign up a Trainee Football Journalist to join a winning team at LancsLive as our specialist Blackburn Rovers FC writer.
You will be responsible for finding and reporting on the stories and issues which matter to fans in a way which ensures as many people as possible find, discover and respond to our work.
So, who are we?
Lancs Live is one of the fastest-growing news brands in the country and the most read local site in Lancashire. We are part of Reach, which is the home to the UK and Ireland’s most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people.
We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human. Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.
This position is a trainee role which is a full time position.
Key Responsibilities
What will the role involve?
Find and tell the biggest and best stories about Blackburn Rovers FC which engage as many readers as possible and shed new light on the goings on at Ewood Park to fans hungry for the latest news
Build a community of readers online and in real life to discover and share your stories across social media and by word of mouth
Be the public face of our Blackburn Rovers FC coverage
Tell stories in many different ways, including but not limited to news stories, interviews, features and real-time live blogs (especially around matches and fan Q&A opportunities).
A particular focus of this role will be on email newsletters.
The Ideal Candidate
Excellent knowledge of football and Blackburn Rovers FC.
A passion for digital storytelling in football journalism.
Strong digital publishing skills including working a CMS, shooting video, taking pictures
Experience of using social media with a track record of building communities
Knowledge of how to reach an audience via email newsletters and how to manage and grow that audience
A good understanding of SEO
Flexibility for working shifts
Ability to work well under deadline pressure
A team player, willing to work flexibly
Lots of energy, enthusiasm and self-motivation
Full driving licence.
A driving licence is preferable
Package Description
Help saving for your retirement – join our pension scheme and we’ll match contributions up to 6%
25 days’ holiday per year when you join. After three, five and ten years’ service with Reach, you’ll accrue one additional day of annual leave. We also have a Holiday Purchase Scheme
Giving back day- an additional day’s leave each year to support a cause close to your heart
Flexibility – In this role, you’ll be fully remote-working (UK based) giving you more flexibility to balance home and life.
Enhanced family leave- including maternity, paternity and adoption – and you’ll be eligible after just six months’ employment
Private Healthcare Cash Plan – free health cash plan so you can claim back cash for a range of medical expenses
As one of the UK’s top 50 Inclusive Employers everyone’s invited to join our events, programmes and networks to celebrate diversity and build an environment where all our people can thrive
Wellbeing support – including a 24/7 assistance programme for you and your nearest and dearest, a free subscription to mindfulness app Headspace and access to free mental health coaching through Sanctus
Awesome career opportunities – you’ll have support from your line manager and a range of learning & development programmes
We are a FTSE 250 Company, and also a member of the 30% Club, a global campaign aimed at increasing gender diversity at board and senior management levels.
Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.
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