Jobs

Current job vacancies at our office in Birmingham, West Midlands:

Photographers

Caters are on the hunt for self-starting, eager and determined photographers with an eye for a picture and a positive attitude

This is a rare opportunity to join our talented team in Birmingham, UK and work for an international photo agency with a proven track record in providing creative content to media both in the UK and worldwide.

Whether it’s hard news or composed feature shots you need to be able to come up with the goods and beat the competition with creative and fresh imagery. If you have a strong news sense, a ‘can do’ nature and can generate your own picture ideas then we want to hear from you.

Own car and clean diving licence essential but camera kit would be provided for the right candidate.

The ideal person will have experience at an agency or at least on a UK regional paper, excellent communication skills and an ability to work well under pressure. Applications from exceptional entry-level photographers are also welcome.

All candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.

Please contact Picture Editor David Burner on 0121 616 1100 or email me at photographers@catersnews.com with a CV and a link to some examples of your work.

Reporter

Our busy news desk is expanding, and we’re looking for a brilliant reporter to join the team at our main office in Birmingham, UK.

At Caters, our journalists fill the pages of national newspapers with top-quality stories every day, covering everything from hard breaking news to the offbeat tales that get people talking.

We’re looking for a real ‘people-person’ who can start up a conversation with anyone, and get even the most reluctant interviewee to open up.

You’ll need to be switched on enough to spot a great story, and ambitious and determined enough to make sure you’re the first person to get that story.

In addition to covering breaking news, successful candidates will be expected to generate their own ideas, so being a creative self-starter is a must.

We want someone who can hit the ground running, who’s not afraid to get stuck in.

Our content appears in every UK national newspaper – and our first-class worldwide syndication department means that our journalists’ work ends up in publications all over the world – from Germany to the USA, Australia, and beyond.

Dozens of our staff have gone on to be head hunted by national newspapers – there’s no better place to make a name for yourself in journalism.

If you’re a switched-on, creative, passionate and ambitious journalist who wants to see your stories published in media outlets across the globe, then it’s the ideal opportunity. Candidates need to have an NCTJ qualification, as well as their own transport and a clean driving licence.

As with all the best jobs in journalism, having a thick skin and a sense of humour is also helpful. Clock-watchers need not apply.

The ideal candidate will have experience at an agency or on a regional paper, but applications from exceptional entry-level reporters are also welcome.

Apply to Heather Main, News Editor, with your CV and salary expectations to jobs@catersnews.com.

Syndication reporter

We syndicate stories worldwide, which means we help place stories and pictures in newspapers and magazines across Europe, America, Australia, New Zealand and China. Whether it be Aftonbladet in Sweden, America’s New York Post, National Geographic or Spain’s daily newspaper El Mundo, publications across the world are keen to print Caters’ stories, your stories. We are currently looking for a syndication reporter to join our team, speaking to our international contacts and distributing our content all over the world.

– Good telephone manner and an ability to build a rapport with new or existing clients requests from our partners across the globe and international customers.
– Ability to use your own initiative in sourcing stories.
– Ability to write crisp, accurate and eye-catching copy to tight deadlines

Experience required:

– NCTJ qualifications and/or experience at a newspaper is preferred.
– Basic computer skills essential. Image editing skills are a plus.

To apply send your CV and covering letter to Lianne Ryan at: syndication@catersnews.com

Junior Features Writer

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic first-time journalist to join our successful and friendly features team at Caters News.

This is a great opportunity to:

– Learn from experienced journalists
– Improve news and feature writing
– Build an impressive portfolio of work
– Gain an excellent understanding of how print media works

You will be capable of talking to and interviewing clients, as well as writing insightful and inspirational features. You will possess good writing skills and impressive attention to detail. A confident telephone manner is a must.

The new recruit to our features team will need to demonstrate initiative, work well to deadlines/targets, show ambition and must have a thirst for finding great stories.

All applications, with current CV and salary expectations, should be emailed to info@catersnews.com