HALESOWEN News publisher Newsquest is on the hunt for journalists to keep a close eye on local government and hold politicians to account.

The company has joined forces with the BBC, who will fund the jobs, to create a pool of local democracy reporters who will provide reports for organisations signed up to the Local News Partnerships scheme.

These organisations include newspaper groups, online media companies and broadcasters.

Newsquest has a total of 37 UK vacancies including jobs at the Worcester News and Hereford Times.

The deadline to apply is Monday January 8, to apply click here.