Are you a skilled Reporter and Content Producer with a passion for news? Can you spot an exclusive and make it your own? Do you have a gift for writing irresistibly clicky headlines? Can you use rich media assets to make your content even more engaging? Are you experienced at delivering clean, pithy copy on tight deadlines for a major digital news outlet? Would you like to be the next Reporter and Content Producer for one of the web’s most popular news destinations? We thought so.
If the title didn’t tip you off, here’s the deal: you’re going to be doing both reporting and content production. That means you’ll be using a range of digital tools to enhance your news content. But let’s start at the beginning.
You’ll be covering both breaking news and evolving stories. You’ll use every tool at your disposal to find the next big story and get ahead of it. Then you’ll track down sources, follow up on leads, and conduct interviews. Once that’s done, you’ll spin it all into compelling, can’t-help-but-click articles. All of this will happen under the tightest of deadlines, but that’s not a problem for you. Right?
To enhance the reader’s experience, your reportage will be complemented by rich media content like videos, images, and slideshows. An understanding of analytics is also required, as this is a heavily analytics-driven shop. You’re going to be expected to have data to back up your editorial decisions.
Hired Gun Profile
You’re a news junkie’s news junkie. You’re always knee-deep in the big stories before they hit the front page. From the biggest political scandal to the latest bike lane squabble, nothing gets by you. And to say that you’re a gifted writer is an understatement. You can turn sparkling, engaging clean copy around quickly while on demanding deadlines. And you’re definitely no stranger to burning the midnight oil (and even the occasional weekend) if it means landing the big story.
You’ve got a firm grasp of digital best practices, and can deploy a slideshow or a video for maximum effect where needed. You’re also gifted with analytics. You love to see what’s getting read, and you use that info to inform how you approach your stories.
Social media savvy goes without saying. You can use it to source content and secure interviews, but you also know how to use it to engage your readers and drive the conversation.
The reporter who shows us a slew of clickable clips that include digital news hits and viral wins will move right to the front of the line. And be prepared to show off how you’ve used rich media assets to enhance your stories.
For an up-and-coming news hound, it doesn’t get much better than this gig. You’ll get great experience, a huge name on your resume, and some portfolio-leading clips. This is one lead you can’t afford to pass on.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.