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Junior reporter

Junior reporter

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 21/05/2022
Editorial / Writing / Storytelling
Permanent position

Salary: £22,000 per annum


The Stage, the leading publication for the UK theatre industry, has an excellent full-time opportunity for a junior reporter to join its small but fast-paced news team.

The successful candidate will have an NCTJ qualification or similar, a flair for writing eye-grabbing copy and be able to work to tight deadlines, for both online and print. The role requires a collaborative, proactive and flexible individual who will be part of a small team and be a supportive member at all times.


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Highly proficient working across print and web
  • A passion for theatre and the live arts
  • The successful candidate will know how to apply media law and will have a good understanding of search engine optimisation
  • Someone who can operate in a fast-paced environment and who has an eye for accuracy and detail 
  • The ability to generate off-diary content for the news sections, as well as other areas of the publication

As junior reporter, you will be reporting to The Stage’s deputy editor. 


Key responsibilities and tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating exciting, insightful and relevant editorial content for the website, newspaper and other platforms, including exclusives and off-diary content
  • Meeting two daily deadlines for the website, and a weekly deadline for the print edition, and contribute to rolling news output as required
  • Sourcing relevant required additional media – e.g. photos and videos 
  • Creating and develop industry contacts 
  • Representing The Stage at industry events and opening nights


The deadline for applications is Friday, May 20, 2022, with interviews to take place on Wednesday May 25. 

The Stage Media Company welcomes people from a range of backgrounds, and with different perspectives. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and abilities. 

Home working is supported, but the role will be based in the office for at least two days a week.


Please make sure that you state in your application that you found this role via Creative Access.

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