Reporter

The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland

Date PostedMay 06, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttp://www.baltimoresun.com
Description:

The Baltimore Sun is seeking an enterprising reporter to cover breaking news in the metro area. The emerging news reporter will report on a wide variety of topics -- from traditional breaking news such as crime, fire, accidents and weather to timely reports driven by reader curiosity and what’s trending online. This reporter will also develop their own compelling enterprise stories.

The reporter will build sources and mine social media for leads. This reporter will frequently shoot their own video but will also work closely with visual and digital journalists to tell stories in novel ways, reaching audiences on a variety of platforms.

Responsibilities
Report breaking news as it happens -- quickly, fairly and accurately

Mine sources and the digital world for leads on timely, quick-turnaround news

Pitch and develop enterprise stories that readers can’t find anywhere else.
Work with visual and digital journalists to tell stories in a variety of media — photo galleries, videos, audio, timelines, charts, graphics, interactive tools and more.
Cultivate trust among a network of diverse sources

Share news, engage with and a grow a network of followers on social media.

Qualifications
One to three years of reporting experience at a daily news organization
Excellent writing skills and the ability to tell a story
Excellent news judgment and understanding of journalistic ethics
Experience working in a CMS
Proven ability to build an audience via social media
Familiarity with and interest in the Baltimore area

Willingness to appear on camera
Working knowledge of photo and video

The Baltimore Sun is committed to building a diverse newsroom that reflects the people it covers and the audience it serves. Candidates are encouraged to highlight new perspectives they can bring to our team.

To apply

Email Managing Editor Sam Davis (scdavis@baltsun.com) with a cover letter, resume (as a PDF), references and a list of five clips that demonstrate a combination of breaking news, enterprise and audience engagement, as well as any other links that demonstrate how you’d fit in this role. No phone calls, please.      

 


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