About Us

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At Newsquest, we believe people are the foundation to our success. Our aim is to deliver local news and information via various platforms, to champion issues that strike at the heart of the communities we serve -- Our talented and dedicated professionals are the key to making this possible.


We are one of the largest regional news publishers in the UK and have a portfolio of more than 165 news brands and over 40 magazines, published in print and online. With an audience of almost 30 million users a month online and six million readers a week in print, our content is read by a substantial proportion of the UK population.


Although our core business is to provide our local readers with the latest news, we also have a number of different departments which play an important part in delivering the final product – so why not explore this section of our site to find out more?


A diverse and dynamic workforce is essential to meeting the challenges which the rapidly progressing news industry presents. Only through the development of our existing staff and recruitment of talented personnel can we hope to achieve our goals to connect, inform and entertain our readers. Self-development and succession planning are therefore both fundamental elements in the pursuit of continued business success.


Newsquest fosters a culture of creativity, collaboration and limitless aspirations – where every employee has the opportunity to maximise their potential, through supportive training and development.


Newsquest (Essex) is proud to offer our local internet sites as the perfect companion to our newspapers. Each site is an online addition to our newspapers and in the same way focus' on local news, communities and advertising. With links to homes, jobs and cars - the local websites are a formidable force when used in conjunction with our newspapers. Recent research shows that over 1.4 million people across the county are regular visitors to Newsquest Essex' local websites. Each title's website brings up to the minute news which can be accessed 24 hours a day.

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  Our local websites:    
  Echo Halstead Gazette Thurrock Gazette
  Gazette Clacton & Frinton Gazette Maldon & Burnham Standard
  Basildon Standard Essex County Standard Harwich & Manningtree Standard
  Brentwood Live Southend Standard Braintree & Witham Times
  Chelmsford Weekly News    

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