The Oldham Evening Chronicle has been part of Oldham since 1854. Since 2018, the publication has been exclusively online, remaining at the heart of the community of over 225,000 residents.
We are now looking for an experienced journalist to take the helm of the newspaper, along with the news output on our sister radio station, Revolution 96.2
Working with the Content Director, you’ll further expand the remit of the publication, identifying key local issues and forging relationships with business, the public sector, and grassroots organisations cherished by our readers. You will drive quality, original journalism at the paper, and ensure the publication is constantly the beating heart of Oldham.
You will also be writing and researching stories for publication.
This is a rare opportunity to help shape the future of one of the country’s few independent local newspaper brands, and play a key part in growing and developing the title.
The ideal candidate will
• Have significant experience in a local or regional newsroom
• Be able to demonstrate sound editorial judgement
• Be committed to original, independent local journalism
• Know (or learn) what makes Oldham “tick”.
Broadcast experience is desirable but not essential, as you will oversee our radio news output.
To apply for this position, please send a CV and covering letter to email@example.com
Closing Date: 06/07/2020
Contact: Matt Ramsbottom
Credible Media Ltd
Sarah Moor Studios