NJ Advance Media, New Jersey’s leading source of local news and information, is seeking a skilled, experienced digital journalist to cover the City of Newark, a beat fertile with political and human stories that abound in the state’s largest city. As our Newark reporter, you will leverage your strong reporting background, story-telling skills and news judgment to break news and deliver penetrating beat coverage and enterprise work. In addition to the Newark beat, we have other openings for Local Reporters covering a range of topics and regions in northern and central New Jersey.
NJ Advance Media, which provides content to NJ.com, The Star-Ledger and other affiliated newspapers, is a nimble and innovative digital news company, with an energetic culture and state-of-the-art facilities and tools. To excel as a Local Reporter, you will be a driven, dynamic journalist with the ability to deliver topical, impactful reporting every day. You should be able to proactively identify stories in your assigned area and respond quickly, keeping the quality of content consistent and engaging. You’ll need to be at ease in a self-directed environment and eager to hit the ground running. Because we are an online, daily operation, you also will need to be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, while using all of the tools of a true digital journalist. You should be someone who excels and thrives under pressure, and is able to produce quality work regardless of the deadline. Because this is a job built around real-time reporting, you must be quick on your feet and strong with grammar and self-editing. You also must be adept at social media and committed to engaging with your audience.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Other duties as assigned.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Essential functions of this job are described. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned or work schedules, as they are subject to change at any time due to management’s discretion, business necessity, or reasonable accommodation.