General News Reporter

Community News Group, Bronx, New York

Date PostedDecember 15, 2017
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://www.cnglocal.com
Description:

The Bronx Times, part of the Community News Group, is seeking an entry-level reporter to cover several urban and community issues. Responsibilities: 
• Gather stories, photos and prepare text in assigned community about people, issues, places and events
• Present stories in an interesting, accurate and fair manner for publication in the newspaper
• Be alert and vigilant for story leads
• Conduct Interviews in a friendly and professional manner by telephone or in person
• Assign and shoot photos to accompany stories or to standalone
• Maintain routine weekly news reporting tasks
• Read and interpret submitted news releases, and gather from appropriate offices and agencies, statistical reports and other printed resources that form the basis for news stories, judgment necessary
• Attend scheduled meetings of governing bodies at the times they normally meet, including nights and weekends
• Develop relationships with community leaders to develop sources • Generate story ideas for assigned community and pitch to Managing Editor / Editor in Chief
• Ensure spelling, grammar and syntax are accurate and correct in stories • Perform rewrites as directed Requirements:
• 4 year college degree in journalism, communications, or related field
• Daily newspaper experience or two years at a weekly publication are a plus.
• Desires to work in an exhilarating environment that places a high value on accuracy, speed and prolificacy.
• A car is required.

Complete Benefits package, 401k, and paid vacation. To apply, please send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to lguerriero@cnglocal.com

CNG is an EOE


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