|Date Posted||August 19, 2019|
Patch is adding to its editorial team and looking for passionate a full-time local journalist in Maryland for the Annapolis/Baltimore metro area. Ideal candidates for a Patch job are dogged reporters and sharp storytellers who bring an enterprising spirit to digital media.
Preferred local reporter/editor candidates are:
passionate about community journalism
enthusiastic, competitive and driven to produce quality work
capable of turning a clever, smart headline
savvy about social media and SEO
eager to learn
On a daily basis, our staffers:
spot scoops, break stories and report them in real time
write headlines; select photos; report original news; aggregate/curate local news of interest
work collaboratively with colleagues and independently when necessary
organize their local home pages and newsletters according to best practices
run Patch-branded social media channels
study key metrics to monitor performance and improve tactics
use the latest digital tools
Patch — one of the top 100 most-read websites in the U.S — was featured this year in a panel talk at SXSW.
Patch's recent growth has been covered in the Wall St. Journal, New York Times, Ad Age, Adweek, Digiday, MediaPost, StreetFight Mag and other industry press. Patch local coverage is available through our platform, our app, and through our news distribution partners, including Yahoo News, Amazon Alexa, CBS Local, MSN, Aol, Apple News and Flipboard. Patch journalists participate in ProPublica's Electionland and Documenting Hate initiatives.
We offer a competitive benefits package, as well as a crew of smart, witty, helpful colleagues. If you're interested in a full-time job with us, email a cover letter, resume and links to your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're looking for part-time freelance opportunities, we are accepting resumes for local freelance roles, too. Email resume and clips to email@example.com