Location: Grand Cayman, International
Posted: March 3, 2023
Specialism: consumer issues, data journalism, business and finance.
Compass Media is the Cayman Islands' leading provider of news - online, in print, on radio and on social media.
The Cayman Compass is looking for a multi-platform, creative journalist who excels at driving the news agenda and breaking news to join our team, to play a prominent role in making thought-provoking and game-changing content across our output.
You will be a digitally-focused reporter with responsibility for consumer issues, data journalism, business and finance.
Are you versatile, passionate, tenacious, insightful, resilient, and creative? Then we want to hear from you.
The role offers the opportunity to break news, anchor yourself at the heart of the business community and cover Cayman’s evolving position on the regional and international stage.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a reporter, with a proven track record (please submit two samples with your application) of insightful and compelling work.
- You will need to demonstrate a keen understanding of global economic and business trends that impact our community and jurisdiction, coupled with the ability to explain complex issues to a non-specialist audience.
- You’ll be required to pitch and find stories and suggest creative treatments online and in print, thinking about story-telling from an audio, digital or visual perspective – you’ll understand what our audience needs and wants to read.
- You must be quick, accurate, reliable, clear, ethical and dynamic, helping us celebrate the unique people and environment we’re blessed to enjoy in the Cayman Islands.
- You’ll enjoy interviewing everyone from all walks of life and know how to source and clear content produced on social media.
- You’ll think digital first and consume news and content from a variety of sources.
- You’ll write and edit well, distilling stories or social media posts into clear and intelligible copy, including optimising headlines for SEO.
- You’ll forge sources and deliver scoops, shaping the national conversation or spot a topline or the news buried in a press release.
- You will have a demonstrable knowledge of media law.
- You’ll use data and audience metrics to inform story pitches and will follow the development of trends in online journalism.
- Must have a valid driver’s licence.
- Native or fluent English-speakers preferred.
- Postgraduate or professionally-accredited journalism qualification or equivalent experience.
- Familiarity with WordPress and knowledge of the Cayman Islands are highly desirable skills.
- Ability to integrate reporting with radio, video products where appropriate.
- Knowledge of legal, financial services or local political scene preferable.
Irregular hours, including some evening and weekend work will be required, as will working to tight deadlines.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Please send CV and cover letter (stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulniès Journalism Job Board), including published work samples to:
, Grand Cayman
Web address: http://www.caymancompass.com/