Political Reporter

Location: Edinburgh

An opportunity has arisen for a political reporter to join PA Scotland’s team at Holyrood.

The successful candidate will be an experienced journalist and have a passion for Scottish politics and the ability to source and produce engaging content as well as cover day-to-day business at the Scottish Parliament.

We are looking for an effective and confident communicator who will help ensure all key stories are covered in what is a significant period for Scottish politics.

Your responsibilities:

:: produce fast, accurate and balanced copy and confidently handle breaking news

:: make full use of social media to enhance our output

:: help forward plan our coverage across all platforms

Our requirements:

:: It is key you have a strong understanding of the political system in Scotland at all levels

:: We can only consider applicants that have a journalistic qualification, including media law and shorthand

:: Full-time experience of working in a newsroom or for a media organisation is essential

:: Experience of and interest in producing video content is preferable


To apply, please send your application to: victoria.mitchell@pa.media

Closing date: 16 August 2019

The company encourages applications from all sectors of the community.