Reporter – Planning – England – The Haymarket Media Group

Keen to explore how shifting shopping habits are affecting town centres?

Confident about quizzing ministers on their housebuilding plans?

Able to beat rivals to news of how the Government’s localism plans are working on the ground?

If so, this could be the job for you.
Planning is looking for a reporter to join its award-winning content team.

Reporting to the deputy editor, you will write news, analysis and features for our fortnightly magazine, weekly app edition and daily bulletins.

Candidates must have a recognised journalistic qualification or experience. An ability to make complex issues accessible through clearly structured and accurate reporting is essential.

An existing understanding of the sector would be helpful, but is not as important to the role as curiosity and a willingness to become knowledgeable about the subject matter.

Planning is the fortnightly title for town planners and professionals concerned with planning and managing the natural and built environment. Our content team covers all the key planning issues, ranging from city centre regeneration to fracking.

To apply, please submit a CV and a brief covering letter explaining why you would be a good candidate for the job, as well as three examples of bylined pieces (ideally via online links).

The title is part of Haymarket Business Media. This role will be based at our newly refurbished office in Twickenham.

Desired Skills/attributes
Excellent writing and communications skills
Good news sense and ability to think creatively about the news agenda
Ability to meet deadlines, whether daily, weekly or monthly
Data journalism skills, or the capacity to develop them
Curiosity and the willingness to become knowledgeable about the subject matter

A keen eye for detail and accuracy
Good organisational skills and the ability to juggle deadlines and priorities
Professional demeanour and attitude
Ability to use your own initiative and motivate yourself
Tenacity and determination
How to apply

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to or click the “apply online” button below

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