Local Reporter/Editor

Patch Media, Berkeley, New Jersey

Date PostedNovember 09, 2018
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

If you're a passionate, resilient, curious, creative, responsible journalist — and eager to help build a local news business unlike any other — Patch could be the place for you to make your mark. Ideal candidates for a Patch job are dogged reporters, sharp storytellers, and savvy practitioners of digital media who bring an entrepreneurial mindset to their work. We're one of the top 100 most-read websites in the U.S., and we're looking for a journalist to cover Berkeley and other towns near Toms River. 

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 local home pages and newsletters according to best practices
  • run Patch-branded social media channels
  • engage with a loyal readership (a quarter of a million new subscribers have joined us in the last 6 months)
  • 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

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