Breaking news reporter

The (Macon) Telegraph, Macon, Georgia

Date Posted November 11, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The (Macon) Telegraph is looking for an energetic, versatile journalist who thrives on fast-paced breaking news and can quickly and accurately report live stories using video, social media and other digital tools.

As a breaking reporter, you will cover daily stories that are relevant to our readers, including in the areas of safety, transportation, local business and weather events. You’ll also tackle trending stories, and developing strong follow-ups that enlighten and engage readers, hold officials accountable and identify patterns and trends. The best enterprise stories often come from the breaking beat and the successful breaking reporter knows this. We’re looking for a self-paced reporter who can spot and report stories without waiting for the assignment and who can cultivate reliable sources.

You should understand the importance of headlines, SEO and lead images and know how to grow readership by studying the performance of your stories in the digital space, using analytics tools such as Chartbeat or, and making adjustments accordingly. 

This reporter will be based in The Telegraph newsroom in Macon, Georgia but can and should spend as much time in the field as she/he does in the office.

Macon is the cultural and logistical hub of Middle Georgia, a growing region of the state. You will cover events in the rapidly revitalizing downtown Macon, the growing communities in Houston County and outlying areas throughout Bibb County and its eight contiguous counties.

Duties And Responsibilities

Education and knowledge: College degree required. Prior internships in a daily newsroom preferred. One year or more of daily newsroom experience preferred.

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