Careers

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With its headquarters in Mold, NWN Media Ltd employs almost 300 people located in ten offices from Bangor to Hereford. The company provides a wide range of career opportunities from journalism, advertising sales, I.T., design and much more.

NWN Media Ltd is proud of its heritage and fiercely maintains its independence having been in the Thomas family-ownership for over 60 years.The company combines the security and benefits of belonging to a significant local employer with the flexibility of independent ownership, allowing enterprise and ideas to flow freely.

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Train to be a journalist

So you want to be a journalist?

And who can blame you? The working day of a journalist can be action-packed, exciting and even glamorous. It can also be stressful, routine and at times uncomfortable – and that’s all before lunch!

But the one thing being a journalist is not, is boring. Each day brings a fresh challenge – be it interviewing the latest celebrity to hit town or covering the big fire at a local factory. No day is ever the same and you are never quite sure what the next 24 hours will bring.

Journalism can be one of the most satisfying careers, helping make a difference by enriching people’s lives, entertaining them or giving them information they need to make their daily decisions. It gives you the chance to challenge and inspire, and although at times you may be disliked, you will rarely be ignored.

What qualifications do you need?

You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs of grade C or above including English and Maths plus two A Levels although the subject area is not important. Study the subjects you enjoy most and in which you are likely to get the best results.

What do editors look for?

  • An interest in news – from the village coffee morning to the war on terrorism
  • A curiosity about people, places and events
  • The ability to work to deadlines and cope with pressure
  • Good spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • A willingness to work outside the 9 to 5 routine

Work experience, work experience, work experience.

Where do I get the training?

There used to be various routes into journalism depending on whether you wanted to work in newspapers, magazines, online or broadcasting. But the modern journalist is expected to be multi-skilled. The new era journalist should be able to tackle the same story by filming a two minute video, writing Twitter bulletins or producing an in-depth news feature – and very often all three at the same time. But, whatever the medium, the basic principles of journalism remain.

Deliver our newspapers

We often require trustworthy and reliable staff to help with the home delivery of our newspapers. If you would be interested in working for us enter your details on our contact page and we will store your records on file until a suitable position becomes available. This information will not be used for any other purposes.

Portfolio

  • Oswestry & Border Counties Advertizer
  • The Leader Chester edition
  • Chester & District Standard
  • North Wales Pioneer, Colwyn Bay edition
  • Corwen & Bala Free Press
  • County Times & Express
  • County Times & Gazette
  • Denbighshire Free Press
  • Ellesmere Port Standard
  • The Leader, Flintshire edition
  • Flintshire Standard
  • North Wales Pioneer, Llandudno edition
  • North Wales Chronicle
  • Rhyl, Prestatyn & Abergele Journal
  • The Leader, Wrexham edition
  • Whitchurch Herald
  • Wrexham Leader
  • Shrewsbury Admag
  • Hereford Admag
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NWN Media publishes a portfolio of daily and weekly publications and a series of up to the minute, interactive websites. Combined, the group reaches an audience of almost a million people every week. Included within the group's portfolio is the oldest weekly newspaper in Wales and some of the newest, technology–driven websites in the UK.