The Capital of Annapolis, Md., is seeking an experienced, self-starting and a dedicated reporter to cover community news with a focus on criminal justice and to help us rebuild our newsroom.
* The successful candidate possesses excellent reporting and writing skills to accurately, quickly and under deadline pressure, produce content for our websites and publications; the skill to write longer, more complex stories with context and perspective; be deft at social media reporting via Facebook, Twitter and others; and skilled at shooting, editing photography and video. Candidates should thrive in a team-based environment, driving to find compelling and impactful content.
* This journalist would be responsible for producing daily and long-term coverage of crime in courts in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. They also would be part of the team covering the trial of the suspect in the June shooting at the Capital office.
* A candidate should be able to develop sources and resources related to the beats; generate the majority of story ideas; and meet deadlines with content that contains accurate grammar and style, placing the utmost emphasis on complete, accurate and balanced reporting while maintaining high ethical standards.
Successful candidates should have bachelor’s degree, journalism preferred, and at least 1-2 years of professional reporting experience, with some background in crime and courts reporting.
Other requirements of the position include:
* Working the equivalent of a 5-day, 40-hour week, which will include night shifts and occasional weekend work;
* Ability to handle daily, short-term and long-term assignments simultaneously;
* Competency working digitally and with different systems;
* Excellent communication skills, shows initiative and exercises good news judgment;
* A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.