Compass Media is the Cayman Islands’ leading provider of news – online, in print, on radio and on social media.
The Cayman Compass is looking for a multi-platform, creative journalist who excels at driving the news agenda and breaking news to join our team, to play a prominent role in making thought-provoking and game-changing content across our output.
You will be a digitally-focused journalist with responsibility for entertainment, lifestyle, arts, culture, community and events.
You will be at the heart of the community, be it at a local concert, restaurant opening, gallery showing, or cultural event, as well as showcasing the creative talent our islands have to offer.
The role offers the opportunity to break news, anchor yourself at the heart of community events and cover Cayman’s emerging position on the regional and international culture and entertainment scene.
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a reporter, with a proven track record (please submit two samples with your application) of insightful and compelling work.
- You’ll be required to pitch and find stories and suggest creative treatments online and in print, thinking about story-telling from an audio, digital or visual perspective – you’ll understand what our audience needs and wants to read.
- You must be quick, accurate, reliable, clear, ethical and dynamic, helping us celebrate the unique people and environment we’re blessed to enjoy in the Cayman Islands.
- Event coverage is essential (i.e. you will need to work evenings and weekends and manage your schedule accordingly).
- You’ll enjoy interviewing everyone from all walks of life and know how to source and clear content produced on social media.
- You’ll think digital first and consume news and content from a variety of sources.
- You’ll write and edit well, distilling stories or social media posts into clear and intelligible copy, including optimising headlines for SEO.
- You’ll be able to write to entertain us with features, or deliver a clear, eight-par lede, or add colour into to a live blog.
- You’ll forge sources and deliver scoops, shaping the national conversation or spot a topline or the news buried in a press release.
- You will have a demonstrable knowledge of media law.
- You’ll use data and audience metrics to inform story pitches and will follow the development of trends in online journalism.
- Must have a valid driver’s licence.
- Native or fluent English-speakers only.
- Postgraduate or professionally-accredited journalism qualification or equivalent experience.
- Familiarity with WordPress and knowledge of the Cayman Islands are highly desirable skills.
- Strong social media presence preferable.
- Ability to integrate reporting with radio, video products where appropriate.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Please send CV and cover letter, including published work samples to: email@example.com
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