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PA Media Group, General News Reporter

PA Media Group
Paddington, London
Competitive plus benefits
Closing date
Mar 20, 2023

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Job Type
Full Time
Consumer Publication, Online, News

Job Details

General News Reporter

Salary: Competitive

Location: Paddington

We are looking for a top-quality reporter to join our general news reporting team in London. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly respected team with a reputation for speed and accuracy that is second to none. 

Based in London, the successful candidate will be a first-rate all-round new reporter, comfortable with court cases, inquests, your own exclusives and off-diary uplifting stories and much more 

You will be producing accurate, fast, impartial, and clearly written copy in line with the PA News agency's core standards. 

You will be taking stills and shooting video where required, as well as using social media to source exclusive and breaking new stories. 

Working as part of a team with fellow general reporters, but also helping our specialist correspondents. You will work closely with PA customers, whether local or national. 

To be successful in this role: 

  • You must have extensive experience of reporting, ideally to agency/ daily newspaper level. 
  • Up-to-date knowledge of media law and an interest in politics 
  • Minimum 100wpm shorthand 
  • An NCJT or equivalent qualification 
  • Ability to work under pressure. 
  • The ability to verify and source social media materials.

Whilst your job title and job description indicate your principal responsibilities, you may from time to time be asked to carry out other work that is within your capability and capacity. Members of staff will not be asked to undertake other tasks unreasonably, but a measure of flexibility is expected of all. 

Please note candidates must have the Right to Work in the UK. 

Inclusion ... 

We’re working hard to ensure we provide an inclusive environment and as well as your skills and experience we’re also focused on who you are and what else you can bring. 

We recognise the importance of a healthy work life balance and positively encourage agile working. 

We are always open to discuss an individual’s flexible working needs so please speak to us during the recruitment process to understand what this could look like for you. 

We will do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you. 

Why wait? 

We will be considering candidates as they apply, so please do not delay in submitting your application as we may decide to close the advert early. We will aim to update you on the status of your application as soon as possible and successful applicants will be invited to a MS Teams interview.


We are a diverse portfolio of specialist media companies spanning news & information, data, technology, marketing and communications. Our flagship brand, PA Media, is the national news agency for the UK and Ireland.

We provide customers across the media, sport, corporate, betting and public sectors with the broadest range of content, products and services to inform and entertain their audiences.

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