Local Reporter/Editor

Patch Media, Douglasville, Georgia

Date PostedJune 07, 2019
IndustryDigital Media
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://www.patch.com
Description:

Patch is adding to its editorial team and seeking a journalist to cover the communities of Douglasville, Cartersville, Dacula, Dallas, Loganville, and nearby towns. Ideal candidates for a Patch job are dogged reporters and sharp storytellers who bring an enterprising spirit to digital media.

If you're a passionate, resilient, curious, creative, responsible journalist — and eager to help build a local news business unlike any other — Patch could be the place for you to make your mark. We're one of the top 100 most-read websites in the U.S.

Preferred local editor candidates are:

  • passionate about community journalism and breaking news
  • enthusiastic, competitive and driven to produce quality work
  • capable of turning out a clever, smart headline on the fly
  • thrive in a goal-oriented environment
  • savvy about social media and SEO
  • eager to learn

On a daily basis, our staffers:

  • spot scoops, break stories and report them out 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
  • engage with a loyal readership (a quarter of a million new subscribers have joined us in the last 6 months)
  • study Google Analytics and other metrics to monitor performance and improve tactics
  • use digital tools, such as CrowdTangle and Dataminr, to keep tabs on local happenings and organizations

Patch 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 editjobs@patch.com.


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