Reporter

Media News Group Lorain , OH 44053

Posted 2 months ago

Position Summary

The Morning Journal, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is seeking a Reporter to join the team! You'll work remotely in Lorain County, Ohio with a fantastic team of dedicated journalists committed to quality, community journalism. Come be a part of our success story!

Job Duties

  • Write breaking news, crime news, local government news, community event reports and feature stories. This reporter will focus on the local news beat and putting readers first.

  • Contributes to spot photography by taking pictures to accompany stories and reports.

  • Conduct research and develop stories to the utmost accuracy, preserving credibility and trust of The Morning Journal.

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for breaking news, community news and have a curious nature to find captivating stories of interest to local readers.

  • Use social media to engage audience and drive readership digitally and in print.

  • Collaborate with editors and reporters on long-term reports and features.

  • Other duties as assigned in order to support the newsroom in breaking news by daily deadline.

Work Experience

  • Must have experience in news reporting, news writing, shooting video, taking photographs and using social media. Professional experience is preferred, but college newspaper or classroom experience is accepted.

  • Demonstrated success in general assignment or beat-specific news reporting is preferred.

  • Prior copy editing experience is helpful.

Competencies & Skills

  • Strong command of the English language including excellent grammar skills necessary for writing and editing. This person must have strong writing skills across a variety of story types.

  • Strong proficiency in using technology including PCs, social media platforms and smart phones. Must have an ability and interest in taking their own photos and videos to accompany stories.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and relationship skills are required.

  • Time management skills are critical. This position will be required to attend events, write stories, and capture multi-media under tight deadlines.

  • Able to work autonomously and collaborate with other journalists.

  • Must be able to multitask and organize ideas, thoughts and work throughout the day, week and defined coverage period.

Required Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent required

  • College degree or completed coursework in journalism or related field preferred

Other Requirements

  • This position is remote-based but the person needs to live in or around the Lorain County, Ohio area. This is required in order to regularly attend events, press conferences and meetings that occur in the market as part of day-to-day duties. This reporter may be required to periodically come to the office for team meetings or to meet with their Editor.

Travel

  • 25% local travel by personal vehicle required. Travel will occur in and around Lorain County as required to attend events, meet with contacts, sources and press conferences.

Pay & Benefits

  • Competitive pay with a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees. Benefits program includes: Medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, 401(k) plan, Dependent Care FSA, HSA with eligible health plan election, Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and employee discounts.

  • Paid time off program for full-time employees include vacation, personal, sick and company-recognized holidays.

Company Information

The Morning Journal is a MediaNews Group company. We are the newspaper of record in the communities that we serve, including Lorain County, Ohio. Readers turn to us for all the news and information that matters to them. We provide news and information to communities across the country through our print editions, websites, and apps, as well as our suite of digital marketing solutions.

In addition to our print products, we are a client-centric digital organization that brings scale, precision, and sophistication to digital marketing. Leveraging the belief that people matter as much as technology, our suite of products, including Adtaxi, helps advertisers solves complex marketing challenges with custom, performance-driven solutions.

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.

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