Local Reporter/Editor, New Jersey

Patch Media, Several Communities In Jersey, New Jersey

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Date Posted November 19, 2019
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Local News
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website https://patch.com/


Patch is expanding its Editorial team to bring more local coverage to New Jersey. We're looking for journalists to cover local communities in Monmouth, Union, Essex and Morris counties. More than 305,000 people subscribe to a local New Jersey Patch, a 31 percent increase in readership this year. 

Patch offers 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. When applying, please indicate the role you're applying for and region of interest. 


Ideal candidates for a full-time Patch job are tenacious reporters and sharp storytellers who bring an enterprising spirit to local news. 

Preferred local reporter/editor candidates are:

On a daily basis, our staffers:


Community managers foster community engagement, promote user content, edit and publish News Partner coverage, curate local news items from a variety of sources, and program email newsletters for several Patch communities. Community managers are quick, bright writers who possess excellent organizational skills.

Our readers talk to us every day. Here's what they've had to say lately in New Jersey:

Ranked among the 100 most-read websites in the U.S., 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 our news distribution partners, including MSN, Amazon Alexa, CBS Local, Aol, Apple News and others. Patch journalists participate in ProPublica's Electionland and Documenting Hate initiatives.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.