ARCHANT CAREERS, Hertfordshire

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Sports Writer/Sub-editor
We are looking for a Sports Writer/Sub-editor to work on our weekly newspaper titles in Hertfordshire, based in Stevenage. Applicants should be able to demonstrate competence in written and verbal communication skills and must have completed a NCTJ pre-entry course, or alternatively have at least two years' employment in journalism. A knowledge of In-Design is preferable.

The role involves seeking out sports news and information and delivering accurate, balanced and clear stories that will appeal to readers and maintain interest in the brands, both in print and online.
Candidates should be able to understand and work to editorial policy and the house style of the paper and must also be able to comply with the PCC Code of Practice, making sure stories are accurate and legally safe.
The successful candidate may specialise in some areas but will also be expected to cover general sports news for the titles, which may be self-generated or directed by the sportsdesk.

In return we offer a competitive salary, five weeks' holiday per annum and a wide voluntary benefits scheme including cycle scheme, childcare vouchers and Archant Gold, charity match funding.

For an application pack please email or write to Mark Hemmings, Herts Sports Editor, Bank House, Primett Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 3EE quoting reference 031212. Alternatively please visit to download an application pack.
The closing date for completed applications is Friday December 21, 2012.
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Archant is a market leading and award-winning multimedia regional newspaper company. Complemented by around 180 websites and digital products we publish a wide range of magazines and newspapers.
Archant is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and all age groups.

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