Dominic Bowers, Newsquest's head of content at the Colchester Gazette (and a series of six paid-for weeklies in north Essex) is looking for an NCTJ qualified reporter. The successful candidate will work across the titles and could be based in Colchester, Clacton or Braintree. It is a busy news patch and reporters are encouraged to go out and find stories. The newspapers cover all the things you need to pass the NQJ e.g. Crown and magistrates courts, inquests, council meetings etc. The trainee salary is £16,700 and rises to £22,000 when reporters obtain the NQJ. If you are interested, please contact Dominic at email@example.com Note that appicants MUST have the NCTJ Diploma, and yes, that does incude shorthand.