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Church Times


London and Home Counties


£21,000 to £27,000, depending on experience

Ref: JN008386

Job Description

A full-time reporter is sought to work in a busy London office as part of the 13-strong editorial team that produces the Church Times in print, online, and on the CT app.


Readers depend upon the Church Times for informed, well-researched, balanced, timely stories. Our news desk covers a broad range of subjects, including current affairs in the UK and overseas, church politics, safeguarding, and law.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • a good working knowledge of the Anglican Church
  • excellent communication skills
  • a track record of finding and pursuing stories
  • a concern for accuracy and fact-checking, and a clear writing style
  • a quick grasp of the issues and sensitivities of the given subject matter
  • the ability to work quickly to tight deadlines without any loss of quality, including filing breaking news stories and posting them to the website and on social media
  • a working knowledge of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (a strong social media presence is desirable)
  • a basic understanding of content management systems
  • the ability to work individually, as well as part of a close-knit team
  • willingness to work out of hours at short notice, in return for time off in lieu


What we offer:

A flexible and friendly working environment in our offices near the Barbican

Invaluable experience and career progression on a busy news desk

A contributory pension scheme


The Church Times is owned by Hymns Ancient & Modern, a registered charity. Also in the group are SCM-Canterbury Press, Church House Publishing, the Church House Bookshop, Norwich Books and Music (distributors), and other periodicals.


To apply:

Please email the editor ( with a CV, referees, examples of your work, and an indication of your present salary and availability, by the end of Monday 24 February 2020.


Interviews: Thursday 27 February

Hours: full-time (9 to 5) with some flexible working

Closing date: 24 February 2020


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