• Reporter

    Job Locations US-VA-Newport News
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/29/2018 2:17 PM)
    Requisition ID
    1897
    Category
    Editorial - Reporters
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Daily Press is looking for a reporter to fill an opening for a general assignment beat. This reporter would be working in a fast-paced newsroom, breaking news online while juggling enterprise and long-term investigations. Candidates should be skilled reporters able to identify and craft good stories and to write accurately under deadline pressure. We’re also looking for a reporter interested in finding new ways to tell stories to a digital audience, and candidates must be adept at using social media. Daily newspaper reporting experience is required.

    Responsibilities

    • Pitch (or be assigned) and report stories that will appear online and in print.
    • Use a variety of media -- text, still photo, video, etc. -- to best effect in storytelling
    • Use social media to promote content and spark community discussion.
    • Use news awareness and audience metrics/analytics to refine coverage.
    • Ensure that content is optimized for search engines and social media sharing

    Qualifications

     

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism or Communications preferred.
    • Reporting experience with a daily newspaper.
    • Good working knowledge with various Social Media platforms
    • Experienced with content management systems.
    • Excellent writing, reporting and editing skills.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to work well with others.
    • Ability to remain organized and follow through on assignments timely.
    • Ability to maintain accuracy in a fast paced environment while managing multiple priorities.

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