The Capital and Baltimore Sun Media seeks an enterprising and versatile journalist with a passion for community driven news to cover crime and courts in Annapolis. This journalist will write daily and enterprise coverage for a local readership, reporting on law enforcement, courts and public safety in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Our reporters are expected to mine social media for leads and shoot photos and video to reach audiences on a variety of platforms – online and print.
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.
Skills and responsibilities:
*Ability to juggle multiple assignments and create compelling content that engages readers.
*Possess excellent reporting and writing skills to accurately produce content for our websites and publications while also having the ability to write longer, more complex stories with context and perspective.
*Be deft at social media reporting on Facebook and Twitter.
*Able to develop sources and resources, generate a majority of story ideas and meet deadlines to create content placing the utmost emphasis on balanced reporting and high ethical standards.
*Skilled at shooting and editing photography and video from the scene of news.
Candidates should have a bachelor's degree, journalism preferred, and some professional reporting experience.
Other requirements of the position include:
*Work the equivalent of a 5-day, 40-hour week, which may include night shifts and weekend work.
*Possess excellent communication skills, show initiative and exercise good news judgment.
*Ability to handle daily, short-term and long-term assignments simultaneously.
*Skill and experience working with digital photography and video creation.
*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 a resume, three writing samples and links to online work, if available. References should be furnished when requested. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org