Guardian.co.uk looks to hire bloggers for Guardian Local news service
LONDON - Guardian News & Media will launch a new service next year, Guardian Local, in Leeds, Cardiff and Edinburgh.
The publisher said it was looking to hire qualified bloggers who could cover "community news and report on local developments".
Emily Bell, director of digital development at Guardian News & Media, told Guardian.co.uk today: "Guardian Local is a small-scale experimental approach to local newsgathering. We are focusing on three politically engaged cities and we expect to launch in early 2010."
GN&M joins a number of national publishers who are looking to tap into the hyperlocal market.
Mirror Group Newspapers has looked to bolster its regional offering with the launch of more than 100 hyper-local websites which serve specific postcodes, with community and user generated content.
In July this year, Associated Northcliffe Digital rolled out a local pilot project in the southwest, with plans to launch 50 regional news sites where people can write and upload their own content and discuss issues relevant to their district.
Latest jobs Jobs web feed
- Senior Mobile Manager Ultimate Asset £35000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits, City of London
- International Marketing Manager Ball & Hoolahan £50,000 + Car/Car Allowance, London
- Senior Data Planner - Superb Agency - Soho - up to £50k Fill Recruitment Ltd to £50k + great benefits, Soho, London
- SEO Manager - FMCG Account - Stand-Out Global Media Agency Ultimate Asset £30000 - £36000 per annum + Amazing Benefits, London
- Account Manager - top agency in Leeds Perfect Marketing People To £32K, Leeds
- Online Marketing Executive - global business services giant Perfect Marketing People To £25k, Manchester