Media Job: Scottish political reporter, The Press and Journal

CLOSING DATE: July 22, 2015

THE Press and Journal, Scotland’s best-selling quality newspaper and one of the biggest regional daily papers in the UK, is seeking a…


This is a golden opportunity to take your seat in the Scottish Parliament during one of the most dramatic periods in Scottish political history.

Based in Edinburgh as our Scottish political reporter, you will be in tune with our readers’ needs and concerns across a wide and diverse area – we produce six editions across the north and north-east of Scotland, and a growing series of websites which require regular updating with breaking news.

It is vital that our daily political coverage is relevant to those communities and that you are digging up political stories and great local exclusives. To do that you must be able to spot good local stories and build extensive contacts among ministers, MSPs, civil servants and Scotland’s public bodies.

Naturally, you will have a thirst for politics at all levels and display a good working knowledge of your specialist subject, both nationally and locally.

You must have extensive journalistic experience in political news coverage.

This is your chance to work in a rewarding environment where benefits include a competitive salary, medical benefits, company pension scheme and a generous holiday allowance. Aberdeen Journals is committed to a policy of equal opportunities for all staff.

Apply by sending your CV and covering letter to:

Damian Bates, editor-in-chief, The Press and Journal,

Lang Stracht, Aberdeen, AB15 6DF

or e-mail P&Jeditorialjobs@ajl.co.uk

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 22 July 2015.

This advert was first posted on July 8 2015.

Email: P&Jeditorialjobs@ajl.co.uk