Seeking a Suffolk County Government Reporter

Newsday, Melville, New York

Date PostedJanuary 10, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryCompetitive Salary, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, PTO

Make a difference as a Suffolk County Government Reporter at Newsday. We are looking for a beat reporter to work with our politics team, reporting staff and our local television partner on important local government issue for Long Island. The position requires strong reporting, writing and digital skills, and an ability to execute daily stories as well as consistent enterprise on a wide variety of government and political issues for all Newsday platforms. The reporter must also be able to develop sources and generate solid story ideas, with a contextual knowledge of Suffolk government and politics.

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.


  • 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.
  • 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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