Entertainment and Trending Reporter

NJ Advance Media, Woodbridge, New Jersey

Date PostedMarch 12, 2019
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

NJ Advance Media is looking for a versatile, ambitious, digitally minded features reporter to cover popular culture and trending topics as part of our expanding News Topics team. The reporter, who will be based in our Woodbridge, N.J. office, will be tasked with identifying the subjects that people are talking about each day on social, and finding creative and original ways to write about those topics. We expect the reporter to produce mix of original reporting and aggregation, commentary and news pieces.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in popular culture, news, sports, Internet culture -- basically, everything that people Tweet, Instagram and Facebook about obsessively. We want someone who can spot a trending topic before it's even taken off; who can break down a viral moment for readers; and someone with a strong point-of-view and a healthy sense of humor.

News chops are essential. An open-mind, too -- someone whose passion for great journalism is matched only by their passion for innovation. The reporter must also be comfortable telling stories in many different mediums, whether through words, photos or video? someone with a strong point-of-view and a healthy sense of humor.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • a degree in journalism, English or communications, or a related field;
  • a minimum of 2 years of journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing;
  • a love of social media and an ability to use it to expand the reach of stories and grow online audience;
  • an ability to work independently under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately;
  • a solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure;
  • a deep knowledge of and passion for New Jersey.
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