MediaNews Group, Inc.

Reporter

Job Locations US-CA-Rancho Cucamonga
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(7/17/2020 10:42 AM)
Requisition ID
2020-2556
Time Type
Full-Time
Employment Type
Regular

 

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Overview

The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is seeking a crime and public safety reporter to join the team! 

You will join a team that covers LA, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties for Southern California News Group, a network of 11 newsrooms covering Southern California.

 
The ideal candidate is tenacious and able to write gracefully and quickly in response to breaking news for online and mobile platforms, writing through for print. We’re looking for someone who is flexible, can cultivate sources in person and via social media, and is comfortable mining public records. This job focuses on covering policing, public safety and spot news, but also includes opportunities (and expectations) for enterprise and investigative journalism. The reporter may work nights and weekends as needed.  #LI-RL1
 

Responsibilities

  • Cover policing, courts and public safety in surrounding counties.
  • Versatility is a must, as stories will cover a variety of topics, from city and county public safety agencies 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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