Freelance Roving/Relief Editors

Patch Media, All Locations, All Locations

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Date Posted January 07, 2021
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Local News
Job Status Freelance
Salary Not Specified


Patch is adding to its editorial team and seeking freelance journalists to serve as roving fill-in or relief local reporters/editors in all locations. We're looking for journalists who can remotely plug in to any market, using our in-house source guides and other tools, to provide backup for full-time editors. 

Ideal candidates are dogged reporters, sharp storytellers, and savvy practitioners of digital media. 

Preferred candidates are:

On a daily basis, our staffers:

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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.

If you're interested in freelancing for us, email a cover letter, resume and links to your work to

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