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Company: MassLive.com
Position:
Seeking Boston area digital news reporter to join MassLive.com - leading regional website
Location:
Massachusetts
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
May 17, 2013
Job ID: 1485150

Description:

 

Description:

About MassLive.com:

MassLive.com is the No. 1 news and information website in Western Massachusetts with over 2.3 million unique visitors* per month.  Based in Springfield, Massachusetts and affiliated with The Republican Newspaper, MassLive.com is owned by Advance Publications Inc.

Overview:

We are seeking a full-time Reporter to provide daily news updates from Eastern Massachusetts. This position would work with website staff to maximize audience growth with a primary focus on breaking news, business and entertainment in Eastern Massachusetts.  Specifically, the Reporter will be responsible for all aspects of original reporting and packaging digital content: writing, editing, as well as shooting photos & video. In addition, our reporter will be expected to maintain a consistent presence in the community, both in person and on major social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.

 Responsibilities will also include: 

  • Copy editing (AP style);
  • Multimedia responsibilities: Digital photography, video shooting and editing; and
  • General web page maintenance and updates for site.

To qualify for this position, we require:

  • No less than 1 year relevant professional experience writing, producing and packaging digital content;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications from a four-year college or university (or equivalent professional work experience);
  • Exceptional writing skills and familiarity with AP Style;
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite;
  • Experience in Movable Type or equivalent blogging software;
  • Video editing/shooting expertise;
  • Early adopter of new technologies, new processes and best practices for creating and maintaining digital content to grow audience;
  • Results-orientation, with experience in a deadline-oriented environment;
  • Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills; and
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule with some weekend work included.

For immediate consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Editor-In-Chief Ed Kubosiak at ekubosia@masslive.com.  No phone calls, please.

MassLive.com is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

*Source: Omniture, February 2013

 

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