Would you like to join our team?
At Huddersfield Times, we are proud to be supported by a wide-range of talented, enthusiastic individuals. We’re always on the look-out for new people to join our existing team of amazing volunteers. There’s lots of different roles to get involved with each with a varying amount of input. Whether you have an idea for a regular feature; or you would like the experience of being a local reporter – we’ve got the role for you.
The role of a Volunteer Reporter is one of our most-varied and sought-after roles. It involves (but isn’t limited to) processing story leads, obtaining and fact-checking information, conducting interviews, writing engaging articles and obtaining related imagery, We also encourage our reporters to generate and write upon their own story leads if they wish to do so. Currently, most of the work can be done from a virtual location, however, from time-to-time, reporters may also be presented with the opportunity to go out on location to complete their articles when required.
You’ll see that our site is bursting with content provided to us from local people. We love being able to give talented individuals a chance to showcase their knowledge and experience through these ‘Feature’ articles. We’re always looking to expand on our current offering with even more topical, engaging content.
We’re not all perfect 100% of the time – which is why our Volunteer Proof-readers are responsible for making sure our key content is the best it can be! It involves checking a whole host of things from grammar, structure, context, spelling, as well as making sure that everything we post is free from anything that could get us into trouble!
We are an online-only community news outlet and at this time all of our positions are voluntary. With all of our positions we do not expect a fixed commitment of time from our volunteers, however, we do ask that they can commit enough time on a weekly basis to enable us to continue delivering relevant, local news. We are proud to offer these voluntary opportunities to individuals to help enhance their experience within the industry. We encourage all our volunteers to use the experience gained from volunteering with us in their future endeavours and are happy to endorse individuals who contribute.
Ready to join us?
Head over to our Contact Us page to submit your enquiry, or alternatively, email your details and a copy of your up-to-date CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include which role you would like to apply for, any relevant experience and availability.