News Reporter

The Journal continues to grow as one of the most used and trusted sources of news in Ireland and is now looking to hire a News Reporter to join our growing team.

We’re looking for someone with a love for news who will relish telling the stories of the day that matter to our 450,000 daily readers.

The role will entail

  • Producing regular news stories
  • Responding to major breaking news items
  • Sourcing and breaking original stories
  • Attending press conferences, briefings and other news events

The successful candidate will

  • Be an excellent general news reporter
  • Communicate with excellent and accessible writing skills
  • Identify key stories and angles to interest The Journal’s audience
  • Be passionate about news-gathering and presenting stories to digital audiences
  • Have a network of contacts and sources across a range of areas of Irish life
  • Be a self-starter who can work well with editorial desk
  • Preferably have a full driving licence


Please apply by email with a cover letter and up-to-date CV to [email protected] with Application: News Reporter in the subject line.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 26 February 2023.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Skills required

  • At least two years’ experience in a news journalism role
  • Excellent contacts across various sectors
  • Excellent news judgement
  • Comfort with and expertise in the production of online content
  • Knowledge and experience of Ireland’s legal framework around defamation, publishing and copyright
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