• Breaking News Reporter, GLD

    Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/8/2019 3:04 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Editorial - Reporters
    Position Type
  • Overview

    The Baltimore Sun seeks a hungry, enterprising reporter to cover breaking news in the metro area. The emerging news reporter will report on a wide variety of topics -- from traditional breaking news such as crime, fire and accidents to timely reports driven by our awareness of what readers need to know. This reporter will also develop their own quick-turnaround enterprise stories.
    The reporter will build sources and mine the community and social media for leads. This reporter will frequently shoot their own video/stills but will also work closely with visual and digital journalists to tell stories in novel ways, reaching audiences on a variety of platforms.


    • Report breaking news as it happens -- quickly, fairly and accurately
    • Mine sources and the digital world for leads on timely, quick-turnaround news
    • Pitch and develop enterprise stories that readers can’t find anywhere else.
    • Work with visual and digital journalists to tell stories in a variety of media — photo galleries, videos, audio, timelines, charts, graphics, interactive tools and more.
    • Cultivate trust among a network of diverse sources 
    • Share news, engage with and grow a network of followers on social media.


    • One-three years of reporting experience at a daily news organization
    • Excellent writing skills and the ability to tell a story
    • Excellent news judgment and understanding of journalistic ethics
    • Experience working in a CMS
    • Proven ability to build an audience via social media
    • Familiarity with and interest in the Baltimore area 
    • Willingness to appear on camera
    • Working knowledge of photo and video 

    The Baltimore Sun is committed to building a diverse newsroom that reflects the people it covers and the audience it serves. Candidates are encouraged to highlight new perspectives they can bring to our team.

    To apply 

    Email emerging news editor Ellen Fishel (elfishel@baltsun.com) with a cover letter, resume (as a PDF), references and links to five clips that demonstrate a combination of breaking news, enterprise and audience engagement, as well as any other links that demonstrate how you’d fit in this role. No phone calls, please.      


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