Reporter – The Central Scotland News Agency

CLOSING DATE: April 20, 2013

The Central Scotland News Agency has a vacancy for a reporter to join its friendly and successful team – possessors of some of the best-known by-lines in Scottish daily journalism — at its main offices in Stirling.

The vacancy arises because one of our top reporters, Kirsten Johnson, has been snapped up by the Mail on Sunday.

Agency chief Tim Bugler is looking for someone who is man, or woman, enough to fill Kirsten’s shoes.

Established in 1991, The Central Scotland News Agency is a leader among Scotland’s Press agencies.

Don’t expect a flashy web site – we are traditional reporters operating quietly to cover the country from top to bottom. Day after day we scoop the opposition with pics, page leads and splashes in the Scottish and UK national newspapers, TV, on-line, and in magazines.

We’d like to hear from reporters with some experience, decent shorthand, and a driving licence.

However, if you are a recent journalism graduate hungry to make a start, don’t be put off – we’re considering taking on a rawish recruit as well.

We need self-starters with integrity, initiative, drive, focus and determination, and a capacity for starting the day early and working hard.

The successful applicant must be able to bring in their own stories, as well as to work to the direction of the news desk.

Salary etc will depend on experience and qualifications, and all staff benefit from a bonus system which rewards success. A pension scheme will be introduced in 2015.

If you want to see your by-line in lights and follow the footsteps of our many previous ‘alumni’ who have cut their teeth here as they head towards the highest echelons of British journalism, email with an application letter and CV.

Early closing date – Saturday 20th April – so get your applications in fast and be prepared to be called for interview at short notice.

Contact: Tim Bugler