Online Local Newspapers For Towns Across The United Kingdom

We are Nub News.

Our mission is to put “your town in your pocket”.

We want to make local news easily accessible on all devices, particularly mobile, without intrusive pop-up advertising, enforced surveys or clickbait. We will ensure that our content remains truly local.

We will provide local news, community news, what's on, local business listings, classifieds, jobs, property and obituaries - all the staples of a good local newspaper.

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Our Principles

  1. Local news - getting to the heart of your community

  2. No fake news or clickbait

  3. A pleasant read for you, the user

  4. No annoying overly-intrusive ads, pop-ups or surveys

  5. Promote the community and get the community talking

  6. National issues impacting at the local level

  7. Support local businesses and promote the High Street

  8. High professional standards, integrity, accuracy and fairness

  9. Sustainability

  10. Promote local causes and charities

Contact Us

Nub News Limited
27 Old Gloucester Street
Phone: +44(0)208 123 6591
Email: [email protected]

Our People

Karl Hancock

Chief Executive Officer

Karl Hancock is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder. Karl has spent 26 years working in the City before recently moving into the local news industry. Karl has worked for Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and latterly Berenberg Bank. Karl is passionate about local news and his favourite football team is Crewe Alexandra.

"We want to re-invent local news, engage with communities and use our technology to change the current business model. We have ambitious plans for local news in the UK. We are currently fully live in 67 towns and our target is to be in 700 towns in the next couple of years. If you are passionate about local news and are looking for a new and fun challenge in your life, please get in touch as we are recruiting journalists."

You can contact Karl directly by emailing him at [email protected]

Dean Waghorn

Chief Technology Officer

Dean Waghorn is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Nub News with over 25 years experience in software development across various industry sectors from local government, healthcare and insurance to digital media. He is the original author of the bespoke software platform that powers the Nub News network of local news sites. Like Karl, Dean is similarly passionate about all things local with a penchant for lower leagues football. In his spare time he can mainly be found either pounding the pavements and trails of Somerset while training for his next marathon or stood on the terraces of Yeovil Town Football Club with his son.

"A local paper's role is not just to inform. It also plays an important democratic function by supporting participation and increasing engagement at a community level as well as holding public bodies to account."

Tim Lethaby

Regional Editor (Somerset)

Tim Lethaby is the Regional Editor (Somerset) for Nub News. His role involves reporting and collating news for towns initially across Somerset, securing sponsorships, hiring staff and recruiting Trusted and What's On Contributors. An experienced journalist, Tim was previously editor of 11 weekly newspapers, including the Western Gazette and Somerset Guardian. Before that he was editor of the Blackmore Vale Magazine in Dorset. In his spare time, Tim enjoys spending time with his family, playing skittles and watching sport; mainly motorsport, football, rugby and cricket.

"Nub News is everything I got into journalism for - community stories, local issues and a helping hand for those who need it."

Hannah Corfield

Regional Editor (East Devon)

Hannah Corfield graduated from Falmouth University with an NCTJ accredited Journalism degree in 2018. She joined the Nub News team as a Regional Editor for East Devon in April 2019. Hannah is a skilled content producer; adept at bringing narratives to life for an intended audience by adopting a multimedia approach. Prior to studying, Hannah lived and worked in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, where she taught English as a foreign language. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, running with the dog, cycling and reading.

Joseph Macey

Regional Editor (Cornwall)

Joseph Macey is a Regional Editor (Cornwall) for Nub News. Graduating from Falmouth University in July 2019 with a degree in sports journalism, Joe has spent his time on a number of platforms working in print, radio and online. He has a keen interest in video and visual content, working recently at Euronews TV for two months in Lyon. Joe spends a lot of time with his friends, plays football every week, trains for 10k events and watches a lot of sport.

"Local contact, local issues, local impact - what's not to like or be motivated by."

Kurt Robson

Regional Editor (South West London)

A recent Journalism graduate, Kurt has spent his time working on a number of different publications. During his time at University, Kurt opened a Falmouth branch of The Tab UK, leading a team of writers to break stories that mattered to the student population. He has an eager interest in multimedia and online content and recently travelled to Lyon to work with Euronews TV. In his spare time, Kurt likes going to gigs, seeing friends and playing the drums whenever he can.

"Nub News is more than just a news website. It is a beating heart of the community. My role as a journalist is obviously about reporting local news but it is also about bringing people together."

Susie Watkins

Regional Editor (Somerset)

A journo’s journo, a talented writer who also has been an outstanding newsroom leader, especially when it comes to identifying new talent. I did my journalism training at Cardiff, before deciding to go to Liverpool University, achieving a politics degree. My first journalism job was with a fast-paced news and picture agency. I then worked with nationals before moving into television at Sky News. From there, I joined the business news team at Dow Jones, before winning a part scholarship MBA. I then moved to Europe, where I worked for Interfax, the Czech rally team, then did the hardest job of them all, bringing up two children. I then returned to the UK, freelancing for various news organisations including the South China Morning Post.

"I am thrilled to be back in local news (although I feel I never left). It is in my DNA."

Neil Speight

Regional Editor (Essex)

Neil Speight is a veteran journalist who has edited newspapers across the country, from Scarborough, Wakefield and the Manchester area in the north, to south Essex in the south and several town in the Midlands and East Midlands as well. Through more than 40 years in the newspaper industry, he has consistently won regional and national newspaper awards recognition for his investigative work and for his leadership of news teams. A strong advocate of young people, he has worked closely throughout his career with the NCTJ, being a member of the North Training Committee for many years, an invigilator and mentor in examination schemes and he has worked closely with company training schemes, most notably the Emap and Johnston Press training schools. Many journalists across the country owe their careers to a start in newspapers with Neil. He is particularly proud of his record of investigative Journalism and holding public bodies to account, having broken major news stories and launched campaigns on a number of important local issues.

Graham Hill

Regional Editor (Leicestershire)

Graham has been working in journalism for 36 years and is a hugely experienced writer - having worked on weekly newspapers and national titles. He grew up in North West Leicestershire and returned to the area five years ago to live in Ashby de la Zouch. Having attended school in the area, and with family and friends here, he knows the region inside out and the issues that concern the people who live in this part of the East Midlands. From Coalville to Ashby to Swadlincote, Graham and his team will be keeping you informed about the day-to-day matters and talking to the people making things happen in North West Leicestershire.

"I joined the company because Nub News goes straight to the heart of the community and reports back."

Adam Johnson

Regional Editor (North Wales)

Adam is the Regional Editor for Rhyl. Adam grew up in North Wales and has lived there all his life apart from 3 years away at University. He joined North Wales Newspapers in 2001 as a reporter on the Denbighshire Free Press covering the Vale of Clwyd, Corwen, Bala and Llangollen and in 2005 was promoted to Chief Reporter. During this time Adam also contributed content to sister papers the Rhyl Journal and the Evening Leader. In 2007 Adam moved to the Welsh Ambulance to become the North Wales Press Officer and continued to use his journalism background to promote the fantastic work of the frontline crews. In 2012 Adam moved to Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to act as E Communications manager, honing his skills in all things digital to provide multimedia support for NHS staff. Adam is looking forward to returning to his roots to support a community he grew up around and in his spare time is a keen photographer travelling all over North Wales for landscape scenes and enjoys walking around the region’s routes.

Derek Davis

Regional Editor (Suffolk)

With 25 years of experience in local, regional and national journalism, Derek combines old fashioned values with contemporary news content in an ever-evolving online world. After completing the NCTJ course at Highbury, Portsmouth, where he won the James Arlott Memorial Award for Outstanding Journalist, Derek was taken on by the Gazette in Colchester, after impressing while on work experience. His former sports editor at the Gazette, then head hunted him for the Sentinel in Stoke, where he covered Port Vale for one helter-skelter season. He may be best remembered for being the inspiration behind the fanzine ‘Derek - I’m Gutted’. From there he was lured to the East Anglian Daily Times as the Chief Football Writer, where he was twice named East of England Sports Writer of the Year. Derek mainly covered Ipswich Town when they were in the Premier League and dabbled for two seasons in the UEFA Cup, before relegation struck and the downward spiral began. The next step was as a sub editor of the Guardian Series, based in Epping, before a change in family circumstances saw him return to Suffolk and set up as a freelance writer, covering mainly East Anglian teams for a range of national titles. His love of hyper-local news led to him setting up Shotley Peninsula News and Features to provide genuine community articles, promote peninsula businesses and scrutinising those that needed it on behalf of local residents. When not writing, Derek is a keen sports fan, enjoys refereeing with his son who is also a qualified official. He is also something of a quiz fan, and was the captain of the Shotley Open Spacers who not only beat the famed Eggheads but became the first and, so far, only team of challengers to answer every single question correctly.

"My beliefs chime with Nub News’ core journalistic principles and I am keen to help spread this revolution through evolution in Suffolk."

Tom Avery

Regional Editor (Cheshire)

After working in the retail industry since graduating from Nottingham Trent University, I was always keen to move into journalism and after setting up an online football blogging website, I soon had the confidence to pursue a career in journalism. I completed my NCTJ Sports Journalism course in 2016 and secured my first journalism job at a weekly newspaper based in Congleton in August 2017, where I worked for two and a half years before embarking on a new venture with Nub News. Having worked in Congleton for nearly three years I have a good knowledge of the town and the community. In my spare time I enjoy watching sport and spending time with my friends, family and visiting new places.

Darren Greenwood

Regional Editor (Lincolnshire)

Darren Greenwood brings a ‘world of experience’ with him to Nub News after a 30-year career. The 52-year-old Yorkshireman started out at the Evening Mail in Barrow-in-Furness and has spent the past couple of years in Lincolnshire, working for the Grantham Journal, Stamford Mercury, Bourne Local and Rutland Times. Career highlights include 16 years spent working in New Zealand and Australia for a variety of community weeklies, daily newspapers and business titles at reporter and editor level. This also included spells freelancing for a wide range of trade press. Since returning to the UK in 2012, Darren has also worked for Newsquest in Essex, Johnston Press in North Lincolnshire and the Grimsby Telegraph. Earlier roles included reporting for the Press & Journal in Aberdeen and the then Derby Evening Telegraph.

"Nub News is about community, people and what matters to everyone, including holding the movers-and-shakers to account. It also allows more freedom for staff to be more independent but also to work flexibly, which is essential to deliver the best possible news service to readers."

James Kelly

Regional Editor (Cheshire)

James Kelly originally hails from Northern Ireland and moved to England to study International Relations and Politics at the University of Chester in 2014. At university, he got a wide range of experience, including as campus editor for the student news website, The Tab and with a work placement at ITV on the This Morning news desk. Following university, James trained at News Associates in Manchester, gaining an NCTJ accredited diploma in multimedia journalism. During his time on the course, James got a job at the Congleton Chronicle as a trainee reporter, before moving into the role of area reporter for Sandbach.

"It’s certainly an interesting time to be starting with Nub News, but it emphasises the importance of reliable local news and information. I’m really excited to be part of a team that will deliver for the communities we serve."

Cameron Eyles

Regional Editor (South West London)

Having grown up in Surrey, Cameron Eyles studied History and Politics at the University of Leicester where he first developed a passion for journalism. After quickly becoming political editor of his university magazine Cameron was the chief editor for a further two years and he hosted his own live football radio show. Following graduation Cameron then trained at News Associates in Twickenham and gained an NCTJ diploma in multimedia journalism. He acquired further experience reporting for South West Londoner covering the 2019 general election.

"It's more important now than ever to connect communities and give them a voice which is why I'm thrilled to be covering South West London - an incredibly exciting area that I know well."

Sam Petherick

Regional Editor (South West London)

Sam is an experienced local news journalist, working in roles including chief reporter for Somerset Live and news editor of the Bath Chronicle. He reached the final of the British Journalism Awards in 2017 in the ‘Scoop of the Year’ category for a string of stories about high pay and university governance. Sam has since swapped the West Country for South West London, where he now runs Richmond Nub News.

"Richmond is my hometown and I’m delighted to be working as a community journalist here, and to have joined such a promising company in Nub News."

Dimitris Kouimtsidis

Regional Editor (West London)

Dimitris has a BA in History from the University of Leeds and an MA in Journalism (Sports) from the University of Lincoln. He joined Nub News as Regional Editor for West London in November 2020. Prior to that he worked for the Olive Press in Spain, an English publication based on the Costa del Sol. He also used to present a sports show on Hellenic TV, a Greek television channel based in London. Dimitris has also completed an internship with both London Live and Lincolnshire Live, as well as with the World Curling Federation, where he worked as the Trainee Journalist at the European Championships in Helsingborg, Sweden.

"Ealing is where I grew up, where I went to school and I'm so excited to bring Nub News here. The community can now get hyperlocal news, happening right on its doorstep."

Jack Lenton

Regional Editor (Staffordshire)

After completing my journalism diploma at The Sheffield College at 2017, I worked as deputy editor for an online men's style magazine before moving into local journalism. At the Chronicle Series, I covered the Congleton area, and then moved onto Biddulph and built up a good knowledge of the town's lovely community. After gaining my senior NQJ journalism qualification, I am now continuing to cover the Biddulph area for Nub News. When I'm not writing, I love gaming, running and keeping up with new music.

Gwyn Griffiths

Regional Editor (Cheshire)

Gwyn has several decades experience of working in regional newspapers in a variety of roles. They include junior journalism days on the Northwich Guardian to a lengthy stint on the sports desk of the Stoke Sentinel, where he covered Crewe Alexandra during the club's most successful period which included eight years of Championship football. The former Lancashire Polytechnic journalism graduate has also reported on the fortunes of Shrewsbury Town for the Shropshire Star during a period of freelancing and returning in recent years to a news-based environment he has worked as a copy editor at a Newsquest subbing hub and as a features/news writer at NWN Media, latterly Newsquest North Wales. A switch to engagement work as a local publicity officer with the Alzheimer's Society also offered an insight into the third sector and the importance of local communities, something which is fundamental to the ethos of Nub News. Gwyn has lived in Crewe for more than 20 years.

Philip Evans MBE

Regional Editor (East Devon)

Veteran journalist and newspaper manager Philip Evans MBE has worked in the publishing industry for more than half a century. He started out as a reporter for Pulman’s Weekly News as a young man and went on to work for an international publishing company in the UK, South Africa and Australia before returning to his hometown of Lyme Regis, Dorset, where he is now managing director of Lyme Regis media Ltd, publishing the LymeOnline website and newspaper, as well as covering neighbouring Axminster and Seaton for Nub News. A self-proclaimed ‘news nut’, Philip has a deep interest in current affairs and politics. He is also a sports enthusiast, serving as president of his local football club, and is a keen fundraiser often organising events for his favourite charity, Cancer Research UK. Philip was awarded the MBE in 2018 for services to charity and the community of Lyme Regis.

Francesca Evans

Regional Editor (East Devon)

Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis, Dorset, and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2007. She gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University, and is now editor of the LymeOnline newspaper and website which she set up herself in 2018, as well as covering Axminster and Seaton for Nub News. When not covering local events, Francesca can usually be found at the beach or enjoying long walks in the West Dorset and East Devon countryside. She is also a keen fundraiser and organises regular events for her favourite charities and local causes, including Cancer Research UK and Lyme Regis Football Club.

Joyce Sharland

Regional Editor (Surrey)

Joyce is the regional editor for Surrey. I have spent 35 years working in journalism, a career that started with a six-month course at the Westminster Press Training Centre in Hastings, way back in 1985. A two-year indentureship at the Surrey Herald followed, covering the Walton and Weybridge patch, and then Sunbury and Shepperton. I then headed off to the Far East, spending three years as the night news editor for an English-language daily newspaper in Tokyo. On my return I trained as a stenographer at the House of Commons, spending many happy hours turning the warblings of our elected MPs into readable copy. Further stints in the local and regional press later took me to the Stamford Mercury and the Wiltshire Times, and then to the Tindle-owned Herald group of newspapers back in Surrey, where I was a sub-editor, and later the editor of the Messenger and Surrey and Hants News series. In my spare time I like to indulge my passion for local history and folklore, writing, researching and helping to produce a couple of journals on the subject. I am also a football fan, supporting AFC Wimbledon through thick and thin!

"I am thrilled to be covering this special part of Surrey for Nub News: local journalism is still a hugely important part of the democratic process, and the Nub News model gives a voice to local communities in a unique and exciting way."

Richard Evans

Regional Editor (North Wales)

Richard is the regional editor for Conwy. Richard graduated from university in 2002, returning from Manchester to Conwy where he grew up near Llandudno. He then studied for his NCTJ qualification whilst working for a well-respected weekly title, then owned by Trinity Mirror. Richard worked as a journalist, multi-media reporter, chief reporter and entertainment editor for both the weekly and daily titles before leaving journalism in 2013 to work in PR. Richard is relishing his return to journalism and enjoys spending time with his family, reading, creative writing, walking his dog and loves football.

Layth Yousif

Regional Editor (Hertfordshire)

Layth has written and worked for a large number of local, regional and national newspapers since leaving a career in The City a decade ago to follow his lifelong passion of journalism. Layth was born into an immigrant family and grew up in various council estates in London, attributing his strong work ethic to his father ‘who arrived in this country with the shirt on his back and a fiver in his pocket.’ Layth has covered everything from high court murder trials and death knocks to reporting on Champions League games from the Nou Camp - and a lot in between. He hopes the experience he’s gained from his stint on Fleet Street, as well as a wealth of knowledge picked up from working on busy local newspapers over the years, will stand him in good stead for Nub News. NCTJ-trained Layth spent two and a half years travelling the world ‘a long time ago’ and also has an MBA from his career in the The City after working for blue chip investment banks in London and Sydney. Layth is a huge Arsenal supporter as befits the editor and owner of the Gooner Fanzine. He has also written two commissioned books and has appeared on the BBC, ITV, BBC5Live, and talkSPORT speaking about everything from leveraged takeovers and credit default swaps to the Arsenal U18s. Apart from journalism, Layth's passions are travel, music and politics. Among his favourite, exclusive, one-to-one interviewees have been Ken Loach, and Shaun Ryder, not to mention Piers Morgan, as well as Tony Adams and Mikel Arteta to name but a few. Layth is a member of the Football Writers’ Association as well as the Cricket Writers’ Association. The dad of three lives in Hitchin with his partner Faye.

"The Nub News business model is excellent, and one that will shake up our industry - I can't wait to help him and our team of superb journalists up and down the country make inroads into sectors that deserve far better."

Paula Spenceley

Regional Editor (Essex)

Paula Spenceley has enjoyed a varied career in journalism stretching back 23 years. Her initial training was on the NCTJ post-graduate Newspaper Journalism course at Harlow College, after completing a BA (Hons) English degree at King’s College London. Paula rose through the ranks on local newspapers in East London and Essex, where she completed her NCTJ training and went on to become news editor, then editor, of a group of local newspapers in that area. During her time as editor, the newspapers she worked on were highly commended in several different Newspaper Society awards. From there – and after developing a passion for training the journalists of the future – Paula became a journalism lecturer on the NCTJ courses at Harlow College, specialising in news writing and going on to manage the Journalism Centre. One of Paula’s proudest moments was collecting an NCTJ national award on behalf of the centre for its pre-entry Newspaper Journalism course. Her experience also includes writing Journalism degree courses and Access to HE Journalism diplomas and she has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck College, University of London.

"I have an absolute passion for local newspapers and everything they bring to communities. I believe that Nub News is going to restore real local journalism to towns across the country and I feel proud and privileged to be part of this work."

James Smith

Regional Editor (Warwickshire)

James graduated from Durham University in July 2019 with a degree in History. Whilst studying, he was part of the Features team for The Tab, and then became the Sports Editor for Palatinate, the university newspaper, in his final year. Following his graduation, James returned to his college in Durham as the Landlord of the college bar. Whilst there he also dedicated his time to writing for a number of publications on sport, and brewing, whilst also taking on freelance copywriting work, and studying for a Diploma in Media Law from the London School of Journalism. In his spare time, he cycles, plays football, squash, and darts, and also brews his own beer whenever possible.

Emma Morgan

Regional Editor (Cheshire)

Having grown up in Cheshire, Emma graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Modern Languages in 2019. During her studies, she worked on various student newspapers, as well as producing online content for a Parisian lifestyle blog. Eager to pursue a career in the media, she then completed her NCTJ 'gold standard' diploma in Multimedia Journalism at News Associates in Manchester. In her spare time, Emma enjoys reading, travelling and playing the piano.

Ian Francis

Regional Editor (South West London)

Ian Francis is a journalist who has combined regional and national newspapers during his career. His first job was as a general reporter on the Huddersfield Daily Examiner in his hometown, before he moved to London to work for various newspapers across the capital. He went on to become Group Editor of the London Newspaper Group covering west and central London. After many years covering London, he moved to the Reading Evening Post as Deputy Editor. Since then he has worked as a sub-editor on ITV News, The Guardian, News UK, and as a digital news producer at Sky News.

"I am delighted to be launching Brentford Nub News at a time when this slice of west London is undergoing massive redevelopment. Brentford is a thriving town with an exciting future ahead and has been crying out for a hyper-local news service that gets to the heart of the community, its people and businesses."

Lottie Welch

Regional Editor (Dorset)

Lottie Welch has over five years’ experience in local journalism, having covered her hometown of Bridport for two newspapers. She is studying for her NCTJ diploma in journalism and when not working Lottie enjoys walking, having almost finished the Jurassic Coast Path, with the aim of completing the entire South West Coast Path, listening to music, especially on old vinyl, and running.

Alex Jones

Regional Editor (South Wales)

A recent City University masters graduate, Alex looks forward to a long and exciting career in journalism. Prior to his postgraduate degree, he studied history at the University of Leeds before travelling the world while working as a freelancer. He has covered stories ranging from tribal persecution in Vietnam and drug busts on the streets of Sydney to missing cats and council spats in Woking. Besides journalism and storytelling, Alex loves nature, sport and music. He can peel a banana using only his feet.

"Nub News aims to become a central cog in its community through keeping that community cohesive and informed. That is the essence of good journalism and I am so proud to be a part of it."

Ellyn Wright

Regional Editor (South Wales)

After studying for a Bachelor's degree in English Literature at Cardiff University, Ellyn stayed to complete her Masters’ in News Journalism and her NCTJ Gold Standard Diploma. Ellyn likes getting to know people and discovering what makes their community unique. She has written a range of news stories, including coverage of local healthcare, music, business, and politics. Her favourite stories involved joining in on a local litter-pick and also interviewing a musician about their album inspired by Cardiff landmarks. In her spare time Ellyn enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, reading, cooking, and being nerdy about Shakespeare.

Philippa Davies

Regional Editor (South Devon)

Philippa grew up in Devon and trained as a broadcast journalist in Falmouth, going on to report and present the news at many local radio stations in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. She spent a while freelancing at a national radio newsroom in London, but found it less satisfying than living in Devon and reporting on issues closer to home. She has also worked for ITV Westcountry Television, and – most recently – as a Senior Journalist on the Sidmouth Herald, where she was proud to be part of a team writing stories about the community spirit that came to the fore during the Covid-19 lockdown, alongside the harder news items. Philippa believes that trusted local journalism is more important than ever at a time of multiple, competing sources of news and information. She prides herself on building up good relationships with people, and working on behalf of communities to investigate and report on the issues that matter to them. Aside from work, she loves cats and cryptic crosswords.

"I really like the fact that Nub News is the online equivalent of a quality local newspaper for each of the towns we serve, and I'm very happy to be covering such a beautiful and fascinating part of Devon."

Beth Thomas

Regional Editor (West Wales)

Beth Thomas joined the Nub News team as a Reporter at the beginning on 2021. Before graduating from Cardiff University with an NCTJ accredited Journalism Master’s in 2020, Beth worked as a Social Media Journalist for The Times and The Sunday Times. She specialises in social affairs, and covered the activity of county lines drug dealers in Swansea during the pandemic for Wales Online. In her spare time, Beth loves spending time in nature by hiking or wild swimming, and enjoys cooking, reading, and listening to podcasts.

Current Job Vacancies

Head of Communities

£ Competitive Salary

About the Opportunity:

Nub News has quickly become one of the fastest growing online local newspapers in the country. We deliver local and relevant news in a pleasant format with no overly-intrusive adverts, annoying pop-ups or click-bait, with the emphasis on encouraging community cohesion.

We are pioneering a new generation of multi-skilled journalists who live in and are part of the communities in which they operate. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to community journalism and a thorough understanding of how the delivery of local news is rapidly changing. The candidate will have a proven track record in maximising audiences through social media platforms.

The HEAD OF COMMUNITIES’ responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting our CEO with a roll-out of new Nub News towns throughout the UK.
  • Recruitment of talented and committed journalists, both experienced and self-starters, to join our existing team of 33 reporters.
  • Day-to-day management of the editorial team with overall responsibility for content and style, recognising the importance of video and live coverage, and establishing all sites as being at the nub of their community together with the ability to create and deliver ground-making reader involvement.
  • Working with our Commercial Team to provide editorial initiatives to secure sponsorship deals with UK-wide and regional clients.
  • Assisting our technical team to develop the sites in a manner which encourages our readers to look upon Nub News as the go-to media for local news, information and business support.
  • This is a unique and challenging appointment with a salary package (plus bonus plus share options) commensurate with the level of commitment the post requires.
How To Apply:

Please email us for more details about the sales role or send your CV and cover letter to [email protected].

Sales Executive – Partnership Sales

£ Competitive Salary

About the Opportunity:

Nub News is unlike other local newspapers and we are changing the industry. We are now looking for regional sales people.

Nub News is recruiting in the following areas: North West, Midlands, London, South East and the South West.

We care about our towns and work hard to help our partners make the most out of their sponsorships.

We are building trust in communities and we are seen as a good-news online local newspaper.

We are seeking sales professionals to sell sponsorship packages to local and national businesses in your region.

You must be confident speaking to clients over the phone and be able to arrange and conduct in-person and virtual meetings with potential sponsors.

You will also be responsible for the on-going relationship with our partners.

This is a work-from-home position. We are looking for someone who is organised, motivated and hard working as well as be able to manage their day effectively.

We offer a competitive salary depending on experience plus a commission/bonus package plus additional benefits.

How To Apply:

If interested please send your CV and covering letter to:

[email protected] or [email protected]

Senior PHP/Full Stack LAMP Web Developer

£ Competitive Salary

About the Opportunity:

Nub News is a 2 year old start up, publishing local news websites in towns around the UK. We’re growing fast, and we have closed a significant round of financing in the last month. This makes us both a safe bet, and an exciting company to join, as we look to scale up over the next 2 years.

We build and operate our own platform, and we’re looking for a LAMP full stack engineer, with a desire to be involved as right hand person, building out the platform further. We’re looking for someone who is a great coder, has a natural aptitude for product design, and can work quickly helping us innovate the front end website functionality, with powerful local content databases and functionality.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate is a highly resourceful and innovative developer who enjoys problem solving and is excited by the opportunity to build cutting edge responsive websites in a fast-moving industry. You must also possess a strong knowledge of web application development using the PHP programming language and MySQL Server databases.

We will consider remote workers from anywhere in the UK, as we are a distributed team. However, our CTO is based in Bridgwater, Somerset and a local developer would be a bonus.


- Perform a mix of enhancements, new development and tech support as required.
- Work in a data analyst role and with business intelligence applications.
- Document features, technical specifications & infrastructure responsibilities.
- Work cross-functionally to convert business needs into technical specifications.


- 3 to 4+ years commercial experience in PHP web development and software design together with rounded product experience.
- Expertise in front-end technologies (HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Bootstrap), MySQL databases and Linux server administration.
- Experience in Git, React and AWS/Azure/GCP/Rackspace Cloud desirable.


We are offering a competitive salary.

How To Apply:

To apply for this position please email [email protected] attaching your current CV.


£ Competitive Salary

About the Opportunity:

Nub News is looking to hire local news journalists across the UK.

If you are self-driven and care about local news, we want you. Become part of a news company that is re-shaping local news. Our existing team ranges from graduates straight out of university to experienced journalists with 40 years’ in the business.

We are looking for enthusiastic journalists that care about their job, care about their community and want to put the fun back into their work without having to worry about clicks for every single story they write.

That’s because we do not rely on Programmable Ads and there isn’t any need for clickbait to keep the reader on the site. That’s a breath of fresh air for journalists.

We want our journalists to get out into the local community. We do old-school journalism, getting back to basics and meeting people face-to-face. We believe that's how you source the best stories.

Nub News wants to give the power back to the journalist. Become your own boss and decide what you want to write. Here’s what some of our current journalists say about Nub News.

“The Nub concept is a genuinely exciting new way of handling news and we need people who are going to bring the best out of themselves and others on this new frontier.”

“I was fed up with the threat of redundancy and watching as local news became more and more diluted and centralised. Come and work for a news organisation looking to revolutionise local news.”

“No more print deadlines holding you back, your articles not diluted by pop ups or surveys, just old fashioned good quality journalism on a platform built for the 21st century local news consumer.”

“Nub News has allowed me a huge amount of freedom. I have been able try new things without fear of the consequences. Nub News is nimble and dynamic.”

AREAS: Whilst we are recruiting nationwide, we are particularly interested in quickly expanding in the following regions: South West London (including Richmond, Twickenham and Tooting), Dorset, Essex, East Anglia, Surrey, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Cheshire, , Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Somerset, South Wales and Devon.

If you know a town that you feel has been neglected by the consolidation and closures of local papers, then Nub News wants to be in that town.

We are looking for full-time employees. Your compensation will be made up of a full-time competitive salary, an annual bonus and participation in our share option scheme. We want all our employees to benefit from the success of Nub News.

How To Apply:

If interested in applying for a role with Nub News, please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected].