• Community News Journalist

    Job Locations US-MD-Westminster
    Posted Date 3 months ago(2/22/2019 10:35 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2755
    Category
    Editorial - Reporters
    Position Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    Baltimore Sun Media is looking for driven, versatile journalists with a passion for reporting community-driven news and tell stories that won’t be found elsewhere. These roles could be covering an important county council meeting or breaking news story one day and writing a feature on a local community group the next.  

    Responsibilities

    *Ability to juggle multiple assignments, creating compelling content to meet deadlines for web and print, engaging readers, and having a willingness to work with other reporters to ensure complete coverage for our target audiences. 

     

    *Possess excellent reporting and writing skills to accurately, quickly and under deadline pressure, produce content for our websites and publications while also possessing the skill to write longer, more complex stories with context and perspective. 

     

    *Be deft at social media reporting via Facebook and Twitter. 

     

    *Skilled at shooting, editing photography and video from the scene of news.  

     

    *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 balanced reporting while maintaining high ethical standards. 

     

    *Candidates for this position would be considered for roles at The Capital (Annapolis), Carroll County Times, The Aegis or one of Baltimore Sun Media's weekly publications. 

    Qualifications

    Candidates should have bachelor’s degree, journalism preferred, and at least 1-2 years of professional reporting experience 

     

     Other requirements of the position include: 

     

    *Working the equivalent of a 5-day, 40-hour week, which will include night shifts and weekend work. 

     

    *Skill and experience working for digital photography and video creation. 

     

    *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. 

     

     

    Baltimore Sun Media offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K with company match, paid vacation and personal days. 

     

     

    Interested applicants should provide resume, three writing samples and links to online work, if available. References should be furnished when requested. 

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