MediaNews Group, Inc.

Reporter

Job Locations US-CA-Anaheim
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/27/2020 5:56 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-2589
Time Type
Full-Time
Employment Type
Regular

 

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Overview

The Orange County Register, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is seeking a Reporter to join the team!  We need a sharp, focused, high-energy reporter to engage in watchdog local-government coverage in Orange County, focusing on a cluster of busy local cities. Orange County is a thriving community of 3.2 million people in 34 cities that county residents consider distinct from Los Angeles. Our community is a diverse, news-rich area with plenty of good tales to tell. MediaNews Group offers news through its multi-platform products which include: web, mobile and print.  

 

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 city government for 3-4 local communities, focusing on watchdog topics -- how cities are spending public money, assuring that leaders are operating with appropriate transparency and monitoring to assess how government actions are really impacting local residents.

  • Develop strong sources in the communities and interact with local residents to learn what types of coverage matters to them.

  • Post to our products, as well as social media.

  • Along with producing stories that are assigned, the reporter should also be able to pitch story ideas on a regular basis.

  • Mine data sources to find unexplored avenues for reporting.

  • The candidate must be able to research and develop stories that are accurate, compelling, useful -- and truly connect with readers.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or comparable experience) in journalism or related field.

  • Experience in reporting breaking news, politics, features, or enterprise is preferred.

  • Experience in journalistic social media preferred. 

  • Ability to speak languages in addition to English not required, but would be a benefit in our diverse community. Mandarin, Spanish or Vietnamese would be particularly helpful.

  • A mindset to put the reader first.

  • Intellectual curiosity is a must.

 

Work Environment

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

 

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