The Morning Call in Allentown, Pa., is looking for a general assignment reporter who is looking to take the next step in his/her career. We’re looking for a scrappy reporter who can break news, write authoritatively and craft enterprise stories that our readers crave and can’t get anywhere else.
If you’re aggressive and looking to make your mark, this is the position for you. You will have the opportunity to write in many different forms, including breaking news, Q&As, profiles, quick-turn enterprise stories and longer-form pieces. At The Morning Call, we are looking to engage audiences on their level across multiple platforms, from newsletters to social media.
The focus of this position will be on growth and development, topics of high interest to our readers. There will be no scarcity of story ideas if you know where to find them. For example, the area’s rapid warehouse growth, possibly the fastest in the country, is a topic that has pitted economic growth against quality of life. The Lehigh Valley also has three major downtowns, all with their own lineup of development projects and small businesses.
There also will be plenty of opportunities to report and develop stories beyond growth and development. You will be expected to develop a strong network of sources to break stories and develop enterprise pieces well before issues surface in public meetings or social media. You must be a self-starter and have a strong understanding of what our audience is interested in.
The Morning Call is a Tribune Publishing newspaper, located in the thriving Lehigh Valley, 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City.
Tribune Publishing is committed to hiring people with diverse backgrounds, voices and visions. Be 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.
If you want to become part of The Morning Call team, please send 3-5 clips of your best work, a cover letter explaining why this is the job for you and a resume to Editor-in-Chief Mike Miorelli at email@example.com.