Media job: Features writer, DC Thomson Media

CLOSING DATE: March 25, 2022

DC Thomson Media is looking for an experienced reporter to join its features team to cover the Tayside and Fife areas of Scotland.

This team is an important part of our newsrooms, working in a fast-paced environment to create content for both our print and online titles.

The successful candidate will be adept at creating in-depth features and should also be comfortable with using social media to promote their work and spark debate.

We are looking for a senior journalist with newsroom experience, who can hit the ground running in our Dundee-based team.

The successful candidate must:

* Be a senior journalist, with newsroom experience, and have a track record of generating ideas for exclusive and engaging content;

* Have a passion for working in a fast-paced environment;

* Have a willingness to embrace new skills and tools in the digital arena such as SEO, social media, video, audio etc.;

* Ability to work in a team, collaborating on ideas and sharing responsibility for meeting newsroom targets;

* Have highly-developed communication skills;

* Detailed knowledge of the Editors’ Code of Practice, GDPR and media law;

* Have a willingness to embrace new skills and tools in the digital arena such as SEO, social media, video, audio etc.;

* Ideally have a working knowledge of InDesign and InCopy; and

* Have a full driving licence.

To apply for this role, please follow our online application process and submit a CV and cover letter.

Please send us an example of your best digital content article and include a 200-word explanation of why you believe this is a shining example of good content.

This is a full-time, permanent position, working 35 hours per week from our Meadowside office.  We offer a generous package, including 34 days holiday, health cash plan, on-site staff gym, excellent pension, a competitive salary, and many more staff discounts and benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from everyone and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristics.

If you have any issues with your application, please email

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early once we have received suitable applications. Therefore, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.