THE Swindon Advertiser and sister titles the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald and Wiltshire Times are looking for digital reporters to join the team.

And it’s an exciting time to join Newsquest’s Wiltshire business. We’ve been proudly serving our community by sharing authoritative local news that our readers trust for over 150 years across our three titles.

We are also proud of our ongoing investment and commitment to our digital reporting team and online presence.

Swindon Advertiser: Newsquest is hiring digital reporters for the Swindon Advertiser, the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald and the Wiltshire Times

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Every day our online news brands reach millions of people right across the country – almost 80 per cent of the local population - and you’ll be joining a team of driven, innovative digital specialists taking our content to the next level.

Following recent internal promotions and the appointment of a pending new editor, we are on the lookout for digital reporters across various specialisms across our Wiltshire titles.

If you’re a skilled digital reporter with a background in court and crime reporting, local democracy, or if you’re a great all-round multimedia reporter, we want to talk to you.

These opportunities present an exciting opportunity for digitally savvy journalists to get out and about to unearth the best breaking news, crime and court and local democracy stories from across their patch.

You’ll be delivering the sort of fast, agile, and dynamic coverage that our readers expect and deserve.

You’ll be passionate about digital storytelling, with a desire to come up with new and innovative ways of telling those stories using a vast array of different skills, tools, and platforms.

A big part of the job will also be immersing yourself in social media to help you tell your stories, develop relationships in your area and discover what it is that gets your community talking.

We want to tell the stories our communities care about – everything from what’s happening on the roads to the latest on crime on our streets and delivering the inside story of the people and places that make your towns and cities tick.

You will either be an NCTJ-qualified trainee or have a journalism degree.

However, if your degree is not NCTJ accredited we will provide the relevant additional training for you to become a fully NCTJ qualified journalist.

You’ll also have:

• Excellent knowledge of relevant media law

• A versatile, fresh, and energetic writing style

• Exceptional attention to detail

• The ability to write – and think – quickly under pressure

• An adaptable style to produce everything from live blogs and listicles to long-reads and features

• Skills with shooting and editing video as well as online tools and apps for producing images and audio

• Bags of ideas for how stories can be presented in the best possible way for our audiences

• Knowledge of SEO and its importance to digital journalism

• Excellent social media skills and the ability to spot stories and trending topics

• Great people skills and the ability to get on with a wide range of people in the community

• A high level of organisation and the ability to manage your own diary

• Collaborative skills to pool ideas with the wider digital reporting team and take on board suggestion

We have opportunities available for digital journalists across Wiltshire, a court and crime specialist and a local democracy reporter.

For more information, send your CV and a brief covering note telling us why you’re the ideal fit to join our digital team in Wiltshire.

The group has recently embraced hybrid working arrangements, allowing journalists the option to work between our newsroom and on patch, from home.

To apply, email Daniel Chipperfield at