General News Reporter

General News Reporter London, England

PA Media
Full Time London, England 26258 - 33206 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

The PA news agency is looking for a first-rate reporter to join the London-based general news reporting team at PA, the UK’s national news agency. This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly-respected team with a reputation for quality, speed and accuracy that is second to none.

About us

PA is the UK’s national news agency, supplying 24/7 journalism to every newsroom in the country. It sits at the heart of the PA Media Group which is now a portfolio of diversified news and information companies encompassing a large data division, the picture agency Alamy and the streaming service StreamAMG, among others.

What you will be doing

  • The successful candidate will be an all-round news 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
  • You will be using social media to source exclusive and breaking news stories
  • And working closely with PA customers, whether local or national

What you’ll need

  • Experience of reporting to agency/daily newspaper level.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of media law
  • Minimum 100wpm shorthand
  • To be able work under pressure
  • An NCTJ or equivalent qualification
  • The ability to verify and source social media material
  • 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 we are not able to support candidate that require sponsorship and or visa for this role. Candidates must have the Right to Work in the UK.


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.

The Company encourages applications from all sectors of the community.

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 face-to-face or MS Teams interview.

General News Reporter
PA Media
London, United Kingdom
Clive Marshall
$25 to $50 million (USD)
1001 to 5000 Employees
Company - Private
Broadcast Media
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