|Date Posted||September 19, 2019|
|Industry||Newspapers / Wires|
|Required Education||Bachelor's Degree|
The Baltimore Sun is seeking a reporter to cover Baltimore City Hall. The Sun has provided essential and engaging public service journalism on this beat, including stories in the past year alone that have had an immense impact on city government, Baltimore and beyond – in particular the investigations into the hiring of a new police commissioner and the mayor’s LLC selling children’s books to organizations with business before the city. As a new mayor, City Council president and other leaders struggle to reduce record-breaking levels of homicide, violence and vacant houses, they are jostling for influence and power. The 2020 election season will be fast and furious, with candidates needing to declare themselves by Jan. 24 for an April 28 primary that should determine who leads the city.
Break news – quickly, fairly and accurately
Cultivate trust among a network of diverse sources
Mine the digital world for leads on timely, quick-turnaround news
Pitch and develop enterprise stories readers can’t find anywhere else
Report breaking news as it happens
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
Share news, engage with and grow a network of followers on social media
At least two years of reporting at a daily news organization
Excellent writing skills, including the ability to tell a story
Excellent news judgment and understanding of journalistic ethics
Experience using the Freedom of Information Act
Skills to analyze data
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues
Willingness to appear on camera
Working knowledge of photo and video
Proven ability to build an audience via social media
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.
Fluency in a second language is a plus
Email Senior Content Editor Amanda Kell (firstname.lastname@example.org) a cover letter, resume (as a PDF), references and 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.