Environmental Reporter

Newsday, Melville, New York

Date PostedMay 16, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyInvestigative
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryCompetitive Salary, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K
Websitehttp://www.newsday.com/careers
Description:

Make a difference as an environmental reporter at Newsday. We’re looking for a beat reporter to work with our investigations team and reporting staff and our local television partner on the important environmental challenges facing Long Island. Stories include groundwater-aquifer protection, coastal pollution, industrial contaminants, hurricane and storm readiness and the future of solar and electric on this island of 2.9 million.

Newsday values strong sourcing and candidates must demonstrate the ability to understand, analyze and translate complex information into thorough, well-told content across all platforms. The range of responsibilities includes filing and updating daily stories quickly while also being skilled at broad enterprise storytelling.

Our reporters are expected to be skilled at using social media responsibly as a reporting tool and experienced at shooting video and photos.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to find fresh story angles and write concise, lively copy in keeping with Newsday’s tone and format. Experience covering breaking news on deadline is a plus.
  • Be proficient shooting IPhone photos and videos.
  • Be comfortable making appearances on local television and on all video platforms.
  • Have strong organization and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize and multi-task while working on multiple assignments. Details are a crucial part of the job.
  • Be flexible with scheduling—some night and weekend assignments are required.
  • Work well as a member of a team.
  • This job requires a valid driver’s license and car. Bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent.
  • Please send a cover letter, resume and samples of your work.

Newsday Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

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