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I am an experienced online journalist and political editor working for Trinity Mirror papers in the West Midlands and the North East, based in the Parliamentary Press Gallery at Westminster.

I understand how government, Parliament and political parties work. I am equally at home digging out stories from data, social media or interviews as I am covering major set-piece events or explaining how things work to readers.

I produce content which is shareable and promote my work on social media.

My experience with content management systems and knowledge of HTML allows me to include charts, embedded content from third parties and formatting in my work, to create content which encourages interaction and keeps readers on the page.

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On-diary stories

I have a lot of experience of covering the big political events, such as election campaigns, Budget statements and party conferences.

Examples include a preview of Labour's general election manifesto launch, going online at 10.30pm the evening before the event. As well as a story I included a breakout box with dates of all the manifesto launches; a chart showing the results of an opinion poll; an on-site poll, nicely illustrated, for readers to vote in, and some background on the rival Conservative campaign. Key points from Labour's manifesto were included in bullet points as well as in the main article text.

Another example would be an opinion piece on the 2015 Budget, which looked at plans for further spending cuts hidden in the small print and went up on the afternoon of the statement.


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Jonathan Walker Political Editor of the Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail, Sunday Mercury, Coventry Telegraph, Newcastle Journal, Newcastle Chronicle and Sunday Sun.

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Email jonathan@walkerjon.com (but please send press releases to my work email which is
jon.walker@trinitymirror.com, as this is the email I monitor during working hours).

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