Caribbean Correspondent

Join our team at the Guardian and be a part of a diverse and inclusive global organisation that delivers fearless, investigative journalism, and holds power to account. Our team of award-winning journalists, cutting-edge commercial professionals, and industry-leading digital experts are committed to making a difference and represent a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives. We offer a challenging and exciting environment for career development, with a focus on training, growth and fostering an inclusive culture.

We are now looking for a Caribbean Correspondent to report on the Caribbean region for all Guardian and Observer platforms, including daily news and analysis, news features, multimedia material, and material for non-news sections.

We expect the successful applicant to be based in Kingston, Jamaica.

About the Role

  • Produce content (text, audio, etc) for all GNM platforms
  • Work as part of the international news team to write news articles, features, interviews, and analysis on the Caribbean region
  • Keep up to date with issues relating to the region and work with US- and UK-based international editors to identify and develop the best possible content
  • Keep the international editors informed of stories in development
  • Help develop innovative digital storytelling
  • Develop and maintain contacts in your specialist area and, through them, develop exclusive and original material where possible

About You

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the Caribbean region
  • Strong track record of reporting and feature writing
  • Good understanding of requirements of international correspondents
  • Prior journalistic experience, working in a fast-moving news environment, preferably for a major newspaper or website
  • Range of contacts
  • Language skills (Spanish, Creole and French) preferred
  • Ideally, you'll have a demonstrable ability to bring a diverse perspective to this role

We actively encourage applications from candidates who are Black, Asian or minority-ethnic.

How to Apply

To apply, please upload your latest CV and a cover letter which outlines why you'd love to take on this role, and why you're a great match for what we're looking for.

The closing date for applications is Monday 4th September 2023.

All roles at the Guardian are open for everybody to apply. It is important to us that you feel supported and comfortable throughout your application process, in order to perform your best.

Benefits at the Guardian

Culture & Wellbeing

We want everyone to feel like they belong at the Guardian and we champion diversity of thought. Our various employee forums provide a platform to use their voice to foster an inclusive workplace.

You will also have the opportunity to hear unique insight from our journalists in our morning conference, a live discussion on the news story of the day.

Learning & Development

We encourage personal and professional growth. Employees have access to a broad range of tools and solutions, and we are happy to support the pursuit of professional qualifications through vocational courses and apprenticeships.

Additional Benefits & Policies

We offer 30 days annual leave per annum, plus an additional 5 day holiday purchase scheme. Our pension scheme is generous; if you contribute 5% then we will contribute 8-12% (depending on your age). We believe in giving back, which is why employees are given 2 volunteering days annually and the option of payroll giving. Season ticket loans are also available.

You are entitled to life cover, income protection, healthcare, sick pay and eye tests. You can also opt in to dental insurance.

We have enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave policies in place. We also support our employees by offering an IVF, menopause, baby loss, and trans equality policy.