Local Reporter/Editor

Patch, Chicago, Detroit, SF Bay, Jersey, Atlanta and More, All Locations

Date PostedSeptember 13, 2017
IndustryDigital Media
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Patch team members are passionate about what we do: We love to tell great stories, to share important local information, to connect with our audience. Ours is a fast-paced, exciting job, and we're thrilled to be building an entirely new business dedicated to local communities. We're profitable and growing. We're one of the top 100 most-read websites in the U.S. And we're looking for digitally savvy journalists with strong local knowledge for full-time, part-time and freelance jobs in several locations around the country, including:

  • Silicon Valley, California
  • Suburban Chicago
  • Suburban Detroit
  • Suburban Atlanta
  • Houston, Austin and Dallas
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Florida
  • We're also looking for newshounds to join our national news desk 

If you're passionate, resilient, curious, creative, responsible — and eager to help build a new business — Patch could be the place for you to make your mark. The ideal candidate is a dogged reporter and sharp storyteller who wants to make a difference in people's lives, find and share great stories, and connect people to relevant, useful information.


Preferred local editor candidates are:

  • passionate about community journalism and breaking news

  • enthusiastic, competitive and driven to produce quality work

  • capable of turning out a clever, smart headline on the fly

  • thrive in a goal-oriented environment

  • savvy about social media and SEO

  • eager to learn


On a daily basis, our staffers:

  • spot scoops, break stories and report them out in real time

  • write headlines; select photos; report original news; aggregate/curate local news of interest

  • work collaboratively with colleagues and independently when necessary

  • organize their home pages and newsletters according to best practices

  • run Patch-branded social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter

  • study Google Analytics and other metrics to monitor performance and improve tactics

  • use digital tools, such as CrowdTangle and Dataminr, to keep tabs on local happenings and organizations


We offer a competitive benefits package, as well as a crew of smart, witty, helpful colleagues. If you're interested in a full-time job with us, email a cover letter, resume and links to your work to our editor, Dennis Robaugh, at editjobs@patch.com.


Other opportunities:

Patch, one of the 100 most-popular websites in the U.S., is growing. More than 1,200 Patches are live today. We also are looking for local reporter/editor candidates in suburban St. Louis, Boston, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Virginia, Connecticut and other locations. 

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