MY name is Tara Rippin, I am the Editorial Manager at Euro Weekly News and I am looking for somebody who could fill the big and competent shoes of journalist Joe Gerrard who is moving on after 18 successful and rewarding months at head office.
This means an eager, determined and energetic writer is required to take up his mantle.
Joe is sharing his experience with EWN, and the amazing opportunities which have come his way as a result, helping him grow into the journalist he is today. Could this be for you?
Here’s his story:
“As the time comes to start the next chapter of my life and career, I can look back and reflect on my time here, and what a time it has been.
I graduated with a masters degree in journalism late in 2017. After I decided to travel and set off on a journey from France through to Spain and ultimately to Euro Weekly News.
I applied for and was offered my first journalism job at the paper while travelling and started in January 2018.
Within weeks I had gone to a press conference with British Consul for Southern Spain Charmaine Arbouin.
By the summer of 2018 I had been given the opportunity to report for all our six papers, giving me the chance to learn more about areas popular with expatriates and other places further afield. I spoke to and interviewed several expatriates for stories.
I was able to hone the skills I was taught at university while being able to view Spain, my new home, from a unique vantage point.
I was also able to bring my skills to bear on one of my pet subjects, politics. I was fortunate to be reporting when history was made with the first successful no-confidence motion against a sitting Spanish government, which I covered.
About a year ago I was given responsibility for the Costa del Sol edition of Euro Weekly News, one of the company’s biggest titles.
Around the same time Euro Weekly News owner Michel Euesden offered me space to cover Spanish politics and Brexit.
In my first job I was given the chance to choose stories, chose my own angle and report on my own terms, a generous vote of confidence in me.
Those responsibilities opened more doors, including being interviewed by the BBC and The Guardian.
I have been able to cut my teeth as both a local news reporter and as a political correspondent.
But the time has come to move on. And now it is time to pass on the mantle to a new reporter.
To anyone interested in joining the team I would say that if you are willing to put in the hard work, you will reap tremendous reward.”
Anyone interested can send their CV to: [email protected]