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News Reporter

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News Reporter REF#: JG33546
Cayman Compass
Location: George Town, Grand Cayman, International
Posted: April 22, 2024
Deadline: May 31, 2024
Salary:

Description

Compass Media is the Cayman Islands' leading provider of news - online, in print, on radio and on social media.

We are looking for multi-platform, creative journalists who excel 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.

As a news reporter for the Cayman Compass, you will be the backbone of our news operation.

Are you versatile, passionate, tenacious, insightful, resilient, and creative? Then we want to hear from you.

The role offers the opportunity to break news, delve into data and to cover Cayman’s position on the regional and international stage.

Qualifications

Required skills

  • Minimum of five years' experience as a reporter, with a proven track record (please submit two samples with your application) of insightful and compelling work.
  • You will be required to pitch and find stories and suggest creative treatments online and in print, thinking about story-telling from a multimedia perspective, and you will understand what our audience needs and wants to read.
  • You must be quick, accurate, reliable, clear, ethical and dynamic and able to cover any subject, from the cost-of-living crisis to tourism, helping us celebrate the unique people and environment we’re blessed to enjoy in the Cayman Islands.
  • You will enjoy interviewing everyone from all walks of life and know how to source and clear content produced on social media.
  • You will think digital first and consume news from a variety of sources.
  • You will write and edit well, distilling complex stories into clear and intelligible copy, including optimising headlines for SEO.
  • You will be able to write to entertain us with features, or deliver a clear, eight-par lede, or distill complex data stories, or add colour into to a live blog.
  • You will 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 will 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 only.

Desired skills

  • Postgraduate or professionally accredited journalism qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Familiarity with WordPress and knowledge of the Cayman Islands are desirable skills but not essential.
  • Knowledge of legal, financial services or local political scene preferable.
  • Ability to integrate reporting with radio, video products where appropriate.


Irregular hours, including weekend (rota) work will be required, as will working to tight deadlines.

This position is based in George Town, Grand Cayman, and is subject to work permit application and approval. No remote work permitted.

Please submit CV with cover letter - stating you found this job on Jeff Gaulin's Journalism Job Board - to:



Compass Media
319 Shedden Road, P.O. Box1365
George Town , Grand Cayman
KY1-1108 , Cayman Islands


E-mail: people@compassmedia.ky
Web address: http://www.caymancompass.com/
 
 

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