Reporter

Butler Eagle, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania

Date PostedMay 22, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyGeneral Assignment
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

Are you looking for the challenge of covering all aspects of one of the fastest growing regions in the country? Then the Butler Eagle is looking for you.

The Butler Eagle, an award-winning 20,000+ daily circulation newspaper in beautiful, vibrant western Pennsylvania, is currently seeking an eager, experienced reporter to work out of our Cranberry Bureau. In addition to providing coverage for the daily newspaper, this reporter also writes for the Cranberry Eagle, our weekly publication distributed throughout southern Butler County.

This position also assists in creating daily social media posts for both the Butler Eagle and the Cranberry Eagle.

The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with a keen nose for news who can write tight copy on even tighter deadlines. Working with an experienced Bureau Chief, this team covers all aspects of southern Butler County – from municipal government to school districts, crime reports to features.

Because you will be covering one of the fastest growing regions in the country, located just north of Pittsburgh, experience with commercial and residential development, growing communities, diversification, infrastructure and urban sprawl would be a plus for the reporter looking to tackle this challenging beat. You might write about family farms one day and new highway systems the next.

A strong sense of covering business and industry would also be a plus as Cranberry Township, Adams Township, Jackson Township, Lancaster Township, Middlesex Township, Harmony, Mars and Zelienople are home to several large corporations and small businesses.

Previous newsroom experience is also a must. The Cranberry Bureau is a strong part of the overall Butler Eagle team, so daily coverage is as important as stories for the weekly paper. This position demands a reporter who is able to deliver on deadline as there are often evening meetings.

Solid news judgment and the ability to generate story ideas are also key ingredients for the ideal candidate. It’s not just about reporting what’s said at the meeting, but knowing how to dig deeper. It’s also about developing more in-depth story packages exploring a variety of issues facing the community by cultivating sources.

Interested in this exciting opportunity? Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to Andie Hannon, managing editor, at ahannon@butlereagle.com.


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