Local Democracy Reporter

Strood, Medway, Kent
Salary on application
27 Aug 2019
18 Sep 2019
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time


Have you got the drive and tenacity to cover politics in one of the country's most fascinating regions? 

KM Media Group, Kent’s biggest publisher, is looking for a new Local Democracy Reporter to cover Medway, bringing audiences the stories that matter during a time of political turmoil.

The Local Democracy Reporter scheme is a unique partnership between the BBC and regional publishers. The successful candidate will be employed by the KM but their stories will be shared with all eligible publishers, including the BBC.

The successful candidate will be adept at identifying issues and stories buried in council agendas which need to be brought to the public’s attention.

They will establish themselves as a trusted source of news and act as an ambassador for the scheme.

They will be comfortable working under their own initiative and will thrive on the unique challenge this role offers, covering an area that has found itself at the heart of the Brexit debate.  

He or she will be qualified to NCE-standard or equivalent with a good level of experience of working to daily deadlines, and will be comfortable providing content in text, audio or video format as required.

They will understand the importance of social media and the way it can be used to drive audience and engagement and will thrive under pressure.

A full driving licence is required.

This will be a fixed term contract running to December 2020 with the successful candidate working in our Medway newsroom.

If you think you are up to the challenge, please click apply to complete the online application, as well as uploading your CV.

Closing date for applications is September 18, 2019.

About Us

KM Media Group is part of Iliffe Media - the UK’s fastest-growing independent publisher. We are unique in being the only regional publisher to produce newspapers, websites, radio and TV. Our main site, KentOnline.co.uk, reaches more than 2m people every month while our TV station KMTV is a unique partnership with the University of Kent.