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Junior Reporter

Junior Reporter

Tes Global

Red Lion Square, London

  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
30 November 2017

Job overview


Reporting to the further education editor, the junior reporter will play a key role covering FE and skills at Tes, the country’s leading outlet for education news. We are looking for an ambitious, up-and-coming journalist with a passion for uncovering news and coming up with hard-hitting investigations.

The role will involve writing news stories, features and in-depth analysis for our print and online products. We are looking for a journalist who is adept at using social media. You will be comfortable working with data, and able to build a network of contacts to bring in original content of interest to a knowledgeable audience. The role will offer the opportunity to work with national policymakers and learn from a talented team of experienced journalists. 

Key Responsibilities

- To research and write news stories to conform with the brief given and the standard expected by the FE editor

- To produce clear, accurate copy to agreed deadlines, free from libel risk

- To build expertise and contacts in a brief allocated by the FE editor and to pitch stories from this brief

- To use social media to drive web traffic, source stories, cover events and engage with readers

- To edit contributed comment pieces for publication

- To write blogs and to contribute to the publication’s video and audio output, as directed by the FE editor

- To write features when required

- To attend conferences and other events as directed by the FE editor, acting as an ambassador for the publication by always acting in a positive and professional manner

- To work with and collaborate with other reporters when instructed to do so by the FE editor

- To keep up to date with national politics and education issues

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have some journalistic experience working for a specialist publication or regional newspaper, or have recently completed a recognised journalism course. Ideally you will have preliminary NCTJ or equivalent qualifications, and will be keen to develop your journalistic skills.

Essential skills / attributes and experience

- Strong news sense

- Excellent writing style

- Thorough knowledge of media law

- Ability to cultivate high-level contacts

- Skilled user of social media

- Comfortable working with data

- Strong team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude

Desirable skills / attributes and experience

- Video and audio journalism skills

TES Global’s values

Collaborative and resourceful across teams and locations

Great things happen when we work together to develop and deliver the best education; when we are able to deal skillfully and quickly with new challenges in the fast moving world of digital education and technology. We succeed by utilising the different skills and experiences of our teams across our global locations. 

Passionate about education and teachers

We‘re dedicated to helping teachers, schools, universities and students to make a difference through education. We proudly put educators at the heart of everything we do and play an active and positive role at the heart of the global education community.

Fast moving and flexible 

We value our print heritage, but we’re excited about our digital future. We’re open to change, embracing new ideas, technologies and innovative ways of working so that we can help educators everywhere raise global teaching standards.

Well-informed and focused

This applies to both our business and our journalism. We move quickly, but we make well-informed decisions about what will best help our business and customers flourish. We challenge ourselves to support educators and universities with the most insightful data, news and analysis every day.

Respectful and open minded

We treat people as we would like to be treated ourselves – with dignity and courtesy. We are sociable people with a sense of fun, and we warmly welcome everyone who wants to contribute to our business and the world of education. 

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About Tes Global

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  • Tes Global
  • 3 St Paul’s Place, Norfolk Street, Sheffield
  • South Yorkshire
  • S1 2JE
  • United Kingdom

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Tes Global is a digital education company that has been supporting educators for over 100 years. 

Our mission is what we stand for. ''We believe in the power of great teaching. We support and connect teachers and schools worldwide, helping them to improve children's lives through  education''

Our company

We’re aiming to develop the products and services that will make the biggest difference in global education. We’re providing teachers and schools with training, resources and jobs services alongside the world’s largest online teacher community. 

We are working to making a difference in the lives of educators, children and students by building a strong and sustainable digital education company, with commercial and social purpose that will improve standards in education worldwide.

Our culture

We put educators at the heart of everything we do and we‘re passionate about the difference we’re making in global education. We succeed by working together to develop and deliver by collaborating across teams and global locations.

We’re excited about our future; we’re embracing new ideas, innovative ways of working and open technologies so that we can help every educator in the world to raise global teaching standards.

Our people

We treat others’ as we would like to be treated ourselves – with dignity and respect. We’re sociable people with a sense of fun and if you believe in improving education worldwide we’ll warmly welcome you here.

We are diverse, we come from different backgrounds and different countries; we are teachers, journalists, designers, technologists, sales people, events managers, software engineers and more. We are socially engaged and united by our passion to support educators, schools, universities and students to ensure that everyone has the best education wherever they are.

Our rewards and benefits

We’re committed to providing an inclusive and engaging workplace where we value everyone’s contribution. We have high expectations and our people work hard so when it comes to our benefits, we have everything you’d expect, from health insurance, generous annual holiday entitlement and retirement benefits. But we also offer more than the basics. Our benefits are part of who we are and are there to support your work / life balance, your health, your development and your financial security.

Our commitment to diversity

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to our organisation and we believe that we are stronger when we are inclusive. You’ll be treated fairly whatever your age, gender, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or family circumstances.

Everyone is responsible for the promotion and advancement of our diversity policy and we are an Equal Opportunities employer. As such, we are committed to ensuring a culture of equal opportunities with respect and dignity at work for all employees.

Our locations

We are a truly global company with a presence in the UK, US, Australia and beyond, and everyone, in every location is an integral part of the Tes team.

Join our team to help make a difference in global education. Check out our latest job opportunities below and apply or send your CV and covering letter to

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