Breaking News Reporter

The York Dispatch, York, Pennsylvania

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Date Posted October 16, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The York Dispatch is seeking an experienced cops and courts reporter to join an aggressive team of journalists in south-central Pennsylvania. Accountability journalism is our passion at The Dispatch. And we’re seeking a journalist with a passion for breaking news, police and courts to aid in that mission.

You should be comfortable with requesting public documents, culling daily arrest dockets, covering trials, and turning quick, clean copy that informs our readers in compelling ways.

York County, Pennsylvania is a diverse region. With about 450,000 residents, it includes urban centers and suburban townships alike.

As such, this job also requires a basic understanding of municipal budgets and politics as funding for regional police departments has become a hot-button topic here in recent years. This past year, one agency dissolved in York County. Another's future is being debated right now.

These are stories that are important to communities throughout our coverage region and telling them accurately and with the urgency they deserve is part of our mission.

About us: The York Dispatch is an award-winning independently owned five-day print newspaper in York, Pennsylvania. We emphasize digital-first work and hard-nosed, accurate accountability journalism. We're a Guild shop in a two-newspaper town. Joining us will mean working with journalists who crave the stories that matter to citizens and taxpayers.

The York Dispatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or disability.

If this sounds like you, please send a resume, cover letter and three examples of your best work to Managing Editor Jon Alexander,

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