The Morning Call is seeking an aggressive and curious reporter to join our emerging news team working afternoons and evenings. We are looking for a digitally savvy journalist who can move quickly and independently to turn around stories on everything from crime to weather to trending topics, driven by our awareness of what readers are thinking and talking about. You'll report on breaking news across various beats, collaborating with other reporters and looking out for the second-day story on the first day. You need to work quickly, creatively and decisively. You will develop sources and mine social media and the digital world for leads.
Accuracy and clean writing on tight deadlines are essential. The successful candidate must be a self-starter with a college degree and some journalism experience. We are looking for applicants who have solid news judgment, strong digital and social media skills, and an ability to track down sources on short notice. The ability to juggle multiple stories, produce a variety of content both quickly and accurately, and change gears based on a variety of factors, including audience demand, is essential.
The position is remote but must be local to Allentown, Pa.
Candidates should have a bachelor's degree, journalism preferred, and some professional reporting experience.
Other requirements of the position include:
The Morning Call offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K with company match, paid vacation and personal days.