Pete Gavan becomes Senior Editor (Live Network) and Laura Hill joins as SEO Editor

Reach has unveiled four new senior editorial roles as part of its Live network recruitment drive.

In a newly created role, Laura Hill will join Reach’s Live network as SEO Editor.

Laura is welcomed back to Reach after working at JPI Media, previous to this Laura worked for Reach at…


Newsquest’s group editor of Bradford and York Nigel Burton tells how time is up for abusers on his websites…

Nigel Burton

The internet is arguably the greatest invention of the last century.

From shopping to reading to how we consume our entertainment and get our news, the internet touches every aspect of…


Lemar Anthony Forbes and Asad Hussain

A digital journalist covering court for a Lancashire-wide news site successfully overturned reporting restrictions to name a 16-year-old boy’s killers.

Lemar Anthony Forbes, 17 and Asad Hussain, 17, were jailed at Preston Crown Court on Thursday 30 September for their parts in the murder of Sarmad Al-Saidi.

19-year-old Jamie Dixon…


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The latest vacancies at Regional publisher Archant for October 2021:

Investigative journalist, Archant Investigations Unit

Archant’s Investigations Unit is looking for a tenacious and talented reporter who is passionate about investigative, local journalism. …


Newsquest, the UK’s leading local media group, is on the search for a new editor in Somerset.

The role will lead the Somerset County Gazette, Bridgwater Mercury, Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News, Chard & IIminster News.

The search comes as Paul Jones, editor for Newsquest Somerset, announced he is leaving…


Football and food audio shows from JPI Media scoop accolades at prestigious annual journalism awards

There was double awards success for Laudable at the Scottish Press Awards 2021.

Weekend Bigots, an audio documentary series about sectarianism in Scottish football, won in the Best Podcast category, while the food and drink…


Newsquest, the UK’s leading local media group, is on the search for two new county-wide editors.

The roles being sought are for an editor at Newsquest Oxfordshire — leading the Oxford Mail, Oxford Times and series of Oxfordshire weekly news brands, as well as an editor at Newsquest Wiltshire —…


Newsquest, the UK’s leading local media group, has launched a diversity and inclusion committee.

The committee comprises individuals whose experience and expertise will ensure that a wide range of perspectives be brought to bear on advancing diversity and inclusion in Newsquest.

The committee is a working group, which will hope…


Listen to any discussion about the fuel crisis and it doesn’t take long before someone blames the media. But, says Ian Carter, those criticising journalists need to be careful of what they are wishing for..

At the end of last week, as the impact of the chaos at petrol stations…

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