General Assignment Reporter

Job Locations US-VA-Norfolk
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/22/2021 9:35 AM)
Requisition ID
4241
Category
Editorial - Reporters
Position Type
Full-Time
Physical Work Location
Virginian Pilot - Work from Home

Overview

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER

 

The Virginian-Pilot/Daily Press -- an award-winning, multi-platform news operation with a growing audience -- seeks an aggressive, digitally-savvy general assignment reporter who understands how to use all the tools in the journalism toolbox.  

 

Tribune Publishing, is committed to hiring people with diverse backgrounds, voices and visions. Be yourself. Bring yourself. Because that’s the only way we will deliver on our mission to provide meaningful journalism to the diverse communities we serve. We hold ourselves accountable for fostering inclusion and opportunity across race, gender, age, creed, identity and experience. Join us.

Responsibilities

Here’s why you should work for us:

  • We’re the largest news operation in Virginia, with coverage from Richmond to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. That’s a big audience — looking for both statewide and hyperlocal coverage.
  • We aim for ambitious journalism that makes an impact on Virginians’ lives. Our newsroom features many award winners, including multiple Pulitzer finalists.
  • Our coverage area includes the world’s largest Navy base, many cities and miles of beaches. Annual topics include the Something in the Water music festival in Virginia Beach and the Chincoteague pony swim.
  • We are passionate about what we do here and are committed to both serving readers and helping our journalists develop new skills.

Qualifications

Here’s what we ask in return:

  • You must have strong news judgment, a collaborative approach and a desire to get the story swiftly and accurately.
  • You appreciate the depth and variety a general assignment beat offers readers, from quick hits to breaking news to features and explanatory stories.
  • You must be able to thrive in our fast-paced operation and capable of producing a variety of content: photos and videos, tweets, short updates for web, and print stories with deep context.

A college degree is required. At least two years’ experience in daily journalism is preferred.

 

The Virginian-Pilot/Daily Press is a progressive news operation with a focus on communication and collaboration at all levels. Working with fellow reporters, photographers and senior editors is a typical day on the job. Input and creativity is not just welcome, it’s required. In this ever-changing media landscape, a sense of humor also helps.

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