MediaNews Group, Inc.

  • Reporter

    Job Locations US-CA-Hermosa Beach
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/16/2019 1:53 PM)
    Requisition ID
    2019-2305
    Time Type
    Full-Time
    Employment Type
    Regular
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    Job_Logo_Southern California News Group

    Overview

    Southern California News Group (SCNG) publishes eleven (11) daily newspapers and associated websites in four counties: The Orange County Register in Orange County; The Los Angeles Daily News, Daily Breeze, Long Beach Press-Telegram, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News and Whittier Daily News in Los Angeles County; the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, The Sun and the Redlands Daily Facts in San Bernardino County; and The Press-Enterprise in Riverside County. We also publish more than 20 community weeklies and four magazines. SCNG's in-depth multi-platform reporting on local news, politics, sports and entertainment reaches 8.1 million adults every week, making it an indispensable source of news and information for Southern California readers. Our mission is to connect communities by providing readers with the area's best local news coverage on any channel or device. #LI-JG1 #SCNG #Associate

    Responsibilities

    We're seeking a Reporter to join our Daily Breeze and Beach Reporter news team full-time to cover the lively seaside community of Manhattan Beach. Poignant local issues range from coastal erosion to seaside development to water quality to the region's housing density/availability/affordability.  Ideal candidates have the ability to produce strong enterprise and breaking news for online, mobile and print platforms, can cultivate sources in person and via social media, write compelling narratives as well as tweets, and are comfortable mining public records for deep investigative pieces.   If you are a passionate, focused, digital savvy reporter who can hit content home-runs and build online audiences we want to talk to you.  

    Qualifications

    • Two to three years experience covering city and/or county government desired but we will consider recent graduates with demonstrated abilities.
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in journalism or related field
    • Strong news judgment
    • Excellent writing and reporting skills, including knowledge of AP style
    • Strong understanding of social media and knowledge of how to use it to manage breaking news 
    • Ability to create and enhance digital content using tools such as Google maps, ScribbleLive, etc
    • Basic knowledge of analytics and how to use them in digital decision making
    • Photo skills appreciated

     

    As an applicant, all your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. SCNG is an equal opportunity employer who supports a diverse workforce. We offer competitive wages and benefit packages that include medical, dental, vision, 401(K) plan and more.

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