Community News Education Reporter

Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
Posted Date 4 months ago(6/14/2022 12:28 PM)
Requisition ID
4980
Category
Editorial - Reporters
Position Type
Full-Time
Physical Work Location
Baltimore Sun - Work from Home

Overview

Baltimore Sun Media seeks an enterprising and versatile journalist with a passion for community driven news. This journalist will cover the Howard County school district in addition to writing daily and enterprise general assignment stories for a local readership. A familiarity with Howard and Carroll counties as well as the Baltimore region is also a plus. Our reporters are expected to mine social media for leads, pitch and write compelling stories for online and print.   

 

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.

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 telling 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 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.  

Qualifications

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.  Send submissions to Jay Judge, Baltimore Sun Media director of content for community news, at jjudge@baltsun.com. No calls, please.

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