Junior News Reporter
Do you want to work with the world’s leading digital news team covering the global logistics industry? We are now looking for trainee news reporters to join our award-winning group of journalists at The Loadstar.
So, who are we?
The Loadstar is the world’s most popular digital news platform for business professionals who manage global supply chains. We are an internationally respected publication with a reputation for breaking news and editorial integrity.
Our publication is divided into news content and Loadstar Premium, our subscription service, which provides in-depth commentary on transport and logistics with a focus on M&A and corporate finance activity. Supporting our written commentary is one of the most popular podcasts in global freight. The Loadstar’s podcast has become an essential listen, adding nuance and depth to our written coverage.
About the role
We are looking for a multimedia journalist who would relish the opportunity to work in an international marketplace. The role will involve interviewing the C-suite of major multinationals, investigating topical issues, exploring best practice, rooting out poor practice, and getting the inside story on the world’s supply chains.
We are looking for a news reporter who is passionate about storytelling, hard-working, full of ideas and has the desire to come up with innovative ways of presenting stories via our daily news service and podcast.
Candidates should either have experience in journalism, or a strong interest in global business and trade and be able to turn complex issues into a simple narrative. You will be an inquisitive, determined and organised individual, have an excellent command of the English language, and be capable of unearthing the best breaking news.
We require exclusive, original and concise articles, written in an engaging way. Getting the story out fast, often within an hour, is critical to us, so we need a quick thinker, and an efficient writer.
The job includes a significant amount of global travel for press trips, conferences, exhibitions and face-to-face interviews.
(We are a Climate Positive Workforce, and we compensate for our team’s emissions. We’ve planted 760 trees since September and have supported the prevention of 54 tCO2e from being emitted through 14 verified carbon avoidance projects.)
Preferably, the chosen candidate would work with our editorial leadership team based in Ipswich, Suffolk. However, for the right candidate, we are open to a combination of remote and office-based work.
- Source, research and write quality daily and breaking news
- Help develop new audio and video content for our podcast
- Proof-read, upload news stories to the site and re-post on social media
- Support the publisher and other journalists with research or investigative articles
- Build and maintain a base of relevant contacts in the logistics industry
- Build and maintain a social media presence
- Interview senior industry executives
- Attend and report on industry events around the world
What we offer
- Salary of between £24,000 to £28,000 depending on experience
- 25 days’ paid holiday + statutory English bank holidays
- Structured career progression, ongoing training, and personal performance reviews
- Workplace pension
- Flexible working locations
The Loadstar is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.
To apply, please submit your CV, an example of your work, and cover letter to our publisher, Ms Alex Lennane: [email protected]