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Company: PA Media Group
Cops Reporter
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 5, 2013
Job ID: 1466389



This is your opportunity to leverage your talent as a reporter to build a career in progressive journalism, do what you love, add a strong voice to the discussion, and help us build a media company for the 21st century and beyond. If you are a skilled reporter who can follow a story, write a lede, engage an audience and create clean, journalistically sound copy, then the role of Cops Reporter could be your perfect fit. You should be comfortable with digital and social media, have deep experience and commitment to the community, and a passion for delivering hard-news, commentary, and human-interest stories. If you like the idea of being empowered to identify topical news, push your ideas forward, and interact directly with the reader, consider PA Media Group.

PA Media Group is building a team to drive news on the cutting edge of digital journalism. You’ll take ownership of police and public safety reporting, bringing news to a digital audience, and generating excitement around your work by interacting directly with your readers. We'll look to you to share our commitment to watchdog, investigative and community reporting -- we have established a reputation as an organization that "fights above its weight," as evidenced by our 2012 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting in our coverage of the Jerry Sandusky case. You will continue our commitment to the community, finding the stories that need to be told, and effectively delivering them to your audience.

This assignment will cover public safety including crime and police activity, emergency management, some court cases and other public safety-related topics. It's a role that will require you to have the vision to recognize important stories, and the energy to react immediately, regardless of the time of day or night, capturing and posting the event. To be a strong fit for the Cops Reporter role, you will have:
  • A bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or a related field, or the equivalent experience
  • A minimum of one to two years of journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing; experience reporting on public safety, courts, or news is preferred
  • Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience
  • The ability to work independently under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately
  • A solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
  • Experience with search engine optimization practices
  • Experience taking and editing photos and recording audio and video
  • Mastery of social media and digital interaction; experience using social media to source and promote content is a plus
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PA Media Group is a digitally focused news and information company which publishes and operates The Patriot-NewsPennLiveCentral PA Magazine and a growing suite of print and digital products. The Pulitzer Prize winning Patriot-News has been serving the communities and people of central Pennsylvania since 1854. That has been increasingly enhanced by PennLive, which continues to experience tremendous growth and reach. PA Media Group is committed to being the most comprehensive, in-depth source of news and information for readers delivered how they want it online, on their phone or tablet, and in print.

PA Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.

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