Freelance Multimedia Journalists/Reporters

MetroSTL, Saint Louis, Missouri

Date PostedMay 07, 2019
IndustriesNewspapers / Wires, Digital Media
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFreelance
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttp://www.metrostl.com
Description:

Are you tired chasing house fires, shootings, and snow storms?  Do you want to do journalism that matters? Would you like to be part of a team embracing the latest trends and technology in the worlds of storytelling and distribution? MetroSTL.com, the new, digital arm of the NorthSider and SouthSider newspapers, is the place for you.

We are looking for journalists who knows St. Louis and want to tell its story in an in-depth, multimedia way.  You need to be comfortable working on multiple platforms. This is not just a print site, just a video site, or just a social media experience.  We are all of the above, and you need to be excited about that.

Who are you?

  • A passionate, experienced journalist.  We are not looking for beginners, but will listen if you show us something extraordinary.  We don’t care if you come from print, TV, or the web, but you need to be ready to embrace the best of all those platforms to tell multidimensional, in-depth stories.  We want more than the headlines appearing on the front page of the paper. Enterprise will be king. We intend to tell stories other outlets are missing, or don’t make the time to cover.  We intend to be a starter of conversations.

  • A storyteller.  You don’t necessarily have to be a reporter. Photojournalists, bloggers, social media influencers, and podcasters are also encouraged to apply.  We want people who are in tune with the pulse of the community and the issues facing it. We want to share those stories in a compelling fashion.

  • An innovator.  We want the people who live for finding a new way to create and share content.  We plan to use video, print, social media, and podcasts, plus anything else you can think of.  How would you craft a multimedia story that touches all these platforms? If you like the challenge of finding new ways to do that, you’ll love this project. Experimentation will be both allowed and encouraged.

  • An enterpriser.  We want to tell great stories.  We want to tell important stories.  We want to tell stories that no one else is publishing or broadcasting.  You must walk in the door with a phone packed with St. Louis contacts or a willingness to go out and get them.  Our stories need to come from newsmakers, influencers, and the heart of the community. We plan to do more than just follow a trail of press releases.

  • An influencer.  Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook are fun! They’re also part of the job here.  If we’re going to start conversations, we need to take part in them. Social media will be part of telling our stories and engaging our audience.

Who are we?

  • MetroSTL.com is the digital arm of the NorthSider and SouthSider newspapers in St. Louis.  The papers are weekly, and have the largest weekly circulation of any publication in the city limits. MetroSTL.com is the next step. We intend to provide a voice for those who aren’t being heard, and the digital space is where the most people can hear that voice.  We will embrace that with all we have. We intend to tell the untold stories of St. Louis. We have significant resources to fuel our efforts and have every intention of building into a long term, influential, and trusted voice in the community.

Interested in this chance to be in on the ground floor of St. Louis’ newest journalistic venture?  
We’d like to hear from you. Email your resume and links to relevant work to George.sells@thenorthsider.com.


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