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Company: Alabama Media Group
Position:
Reporter, Public Saftey
Location:
Alabama
Job Status:  Part-time
Ad Expires: 
April 22, 2013
Job ID: 1480578

Description:

Alabama Media Group knows you can write a lede, but can you think differently?

We’ve built a new model for digital reporting that lets you make your mark on the web, on mobile devices, and in print. Exercise your insight and judgment in real-time reporting. Show your voice in online conversations with the audience. Grow our following and yours in social media. Find new ways to tell stories. Shoot video. Take pictures. Be a presence in your community and on your beat. Find independence.

If you like the idea of being empowered to identify topical news, push your ideas forward, and interact directly with the reader, consider using your talents and influence to build a cutting-edge journalism career with Alabama Media Group.

We are looking for a candidate with at least two years of news writing experience, but we will train the right entry-level journalist who comes with demonstrable digital skills.

This beat will cover public safety, including crime and police activity, emergency management, and other safety-related topics. It's a role that will require you to have the foresight to recognize important stories, and the energy to react immediately, capturing and posting the event.


To be a successful Public Safety Reporter, you will need:

·         A bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or related field (preferred), or a combination of education and/or experience, including a strong   track record of writing success.

·         A minimum of two years of journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing.

·         A strong understanding of police protocol and procedures.

·         Specific experience covering the police, crime, general incidents or topics of related interest.

·         Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience.

·         The ability to work independently under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately.

·         Demonstrated reporting, writing, organizational skills and AP style.

·         Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure.

If you are interested in applying for this role, e-mail your cover letter, a resume and links to your work and social media presences to Matt Havard (Sr. HR Manager ACSAL) mhavard@acsal.com

Alabama Media Group is a digitally-focused news and information company that combines quality journalism from The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, Mobile's Press-Register and The Mississippi Press with up-to-the-minute access of AL.com. Alabama Media Group provides innovative ways to inform, connect and empower the people of Alabama and in the communities we serve.

Alabama 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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