MediaNews Group, Inc.

Reporter

Job Locations US-CA-Riverside
Posted Date 7 days ago(8/4/2020 4:56 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-2555
Time Type
Full-Time
Employment Type
Regular

 

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Overview

 

The Southern California News Group, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is seeking a reporter to join our Inland Empire news team full time to cover the cities and communities in Riverside County's southwest region and along the 15 Freeway corridor. The diverse cities from Temecula to Corona, are some of California's fastest growing communities. Housing development and new businesses are cropping up along the 15 Freeway corridor as the commuter route into San Diego and toward LA continues to expand. 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, we want to talk to you.    

 

MediaNews Group offers news reporting and third party advertising and marketing opportunities through its multi-platform products which include: web, mobile, tablet, and print.  We are one of the largest media groups in the U.S., serving high-value audiences and connecting advertisers to them. MNG publishes award-winning content (49 Pulitzers) that amasses and engages a nationwide audience via 800 multi-media platforms including web, mobile, social, and print.  We are transforming the news industry. #LI-RL1

Responsibilities

  • Cover news stories in surrounding counties.
  • Versatility is a must, as stories will cover a wide variety of topics, from city and county government to community events.
  • Proficient in taking his/her own photos and producing their own videos and must be able to write, take photos and produce videos on deadline and in a fast paced environment.
  • Along with producing stories that are assigned, the reporter should also be able to pitch their own story ideas on a regular basis. 
  • The candidate must be able to research and develop stories to the utmost accuracy.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Associate's degree (with comparable experience) in journalism or related field.
  • Experience in reporting breaking news, politics, features, or enterprise is preferred.
  • Experience in both photography and video, and a willingness to experiment with new storytelling tools and social media approaches.
  • Strong writing across a variety of story types.
  • A mindset to put the reader first.
  • Some experience in copy editing a bonus.
  • Curiosity is a must.

 

Work Environment

This position may be permanent remote, however the Reporter must live in the area. 

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