Grand Rapids, MI
The Lead Reporter –is a local expert on assigned news topics. This individual will cover topics with frequent and incremental posting of breaking news, deep analysis, with a strong analytical and authoritative voice. Coverage of the topic will be built around this person’s reporting and analysis. As the Lead Reporter, this person serves in a leadership role as the authority and first point of contact for other reporters. Posts frequently and incrementally into digital platforms; monitors reader response through audience data; engages readers in comment streams and on social media; works and communicates extensively with engagement/multimedia reporters covering related topics; and will understand and employ tagging techniques in line with state standards.
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Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
General Office Environment. Extensive computer use required. Travel required. Flexible hours required.
MLive Media Group is an audience-first, digitally focused media company encompassing all content, sales and marketing operations for: MLive.com, The Grand Rapids Press, The Muskegon Chronicle, Kalamazoo Gazette, The Jackson Citizen Patriot, The Ann Arbor News, The Flint Journal, The Saginaw News, The Bay City Times and the Advance Weeklies in Grand Rapids, as well as several related entities. In addition to being Michigan’s #1 news and information provider, MLive Media Group is Michigan’s largest local media advertising network, allowing advertisers to reach local audiences in communities across the state.