MediaNews Group, Inc.

Reporter

Job Locations US-CA-Eureka
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/8/2020 6:45 PM)
Requisition ID
2020-2603
Time Type
Full-Time
Employment Type
Regular

 

Job_Logo_Eureka Times Standard

Overview

The Times-Standard, a newsroom in Eureka covering the ins and outs of beautiful Humboldt County, is seeking a full-time intrepid reporter to feed our audience's voracious appetitie for true stories of life behind the redwood curtain.  Amid the forested reaches of the uniquely laid-back North Coast, you'll be reporting on some of the strangest news you'll ever write about.  Benefits available the first of the month following 30 days of employment.  

Responsibilities

Essential Fuctions:


● Develop news sources and look for and create news story ideas in coordination with
assignment editors.
● Research, observe surroundings and conduct interviews over the telephone and in
person to gather pertinent information for news stories.
● Interact with colleagues and the public in a professional manner.
● Organize information and write an accurate, clear, interesting and grammatically
correct story while meeting deadlines. Produce stories of varying complexity and
form.
● Seek out and report news for immediate publication on The Times-Standard digital platforms
or for print publications.
● Discuss story formulation with editors and edit or rewrite stories, as necessary.
Develop sources and check with them on a regular basis to break exclusive news.
Use digital tools and social media to report and promote Times-Standard material.
● Understand and implement SEO techniques to ensure content reaches largest online
audience. Stay abreast of latest trends.
● Create and curate content for a dynamic web presence.
● Request appropriate photos, video and graphics for stories; work closely with visual
journalists to provide clear explanations of assignments. Shoot photos and videos
when necessary and transmit them promptly for digital publication.


Physical Working Conditions:


● Stand 25%, walk 25% , sit 25%, drive 25 % of shift
● Enter stories on various systems, including laptop and desktop computers and
handheld devices approximately 50% of shift
● Travel to and meet with individuals on the scene
● Take notes while interviewing news sources (both over the telephone and in person)

Qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent experience.
● Basic photo and video skills.
● Basic understanding of standard curation techniques
● Demonstrated proficiency with social media tools
● Strong reporting and writing skills
● Ability to multi-task and work quickly to meet deadlines
● Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle to travel to report events
● Prior newspaper experience preferred

  • Background check required.  EOE

Options

Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed