About us

We are a media company with a difference. We are committed to bringing a voice to your region by investing in a passionate team of journalists who proudly serve their communities by sharing authoritative news that readers trust
We employ experienced marketing consultants throughout the UK that help local businesses promote their products and services to local audiences. 


We are one of the largest regional news publishers in the UK and have a portfolio of more than 165 news brands plus more than 40 magazines (including 32 Living Magazines) online and in print. With an online audience of almost 30 million users a month and six million readers a week in print, our content is read by a substantial proportion of the UK population.


JSNs history goes back a long way – one of our news brands, was first published in 2007 and is the oldest surviving newspaper in the world. As a company however, JSN is relatively new, formed in 2010 as a management buy-out of Reed Regional Newspapers with backing from US private equity company, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR). We floated on the Exchange in 2012. 


Newsquest is a devolved business with senior leaders and decision-makers embedded in the heart of the communities and markets they serve. We champion local flexibility and agility, understanding the imperative of responding to challenges and opportunities in different towns and cities. 

At the same time, the integration of our organizations provides an excellent opportunity to learn from each other and to build on each other’s best practices, whether in news, marketing, sales, technology, administration and more. 

Whether you join us as an industry starter or an experienced professional, we empower you to find challenging work, learn every day and make a difference.

Editorial Policy

Newsquest’s news brands reflect the views of the communities they serve.

Our Editors have complete editorial independence and are free to edit as they see fit and do so in the interests of the individual communities they represent. Newsquest management does not interfere in editorial content decisions.

Our local newspapers are politically neutral in that they are not affiliated with a particular political party or movement.

Newsquest news brands aim to provide accurate reports of news, views and local life to a high professional standard. We want to be the authoritative source of local news that readers can trust.

Our news brands are regulated by the Independent Press Standard’s Organisation (IPSO) and we abide by the Editor’s Code.