Breaking News Reporter/Local News Curator, Illinois (Remote, Work From Home)

Patch Media, Not Specified, Illinois

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Date Posted February 01, 2021
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Local News
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Patch is hiring a breaking news editor/local news curator for the Illinois Patch team. This person monitors breaking news across the entire state. This real-time reporting role will offer something new every day. You'll own breaking news and use a slate of digital tools, such as Dataminr, Newswhip and CrowdTangle, to serve our growing audience. The editor may also provide vacation coverage when needed. This position could possibly include weekend hours, flexible to accommodate candidate's schedule. 


Patchers are passionate about fulfilling a mission of service to our communities and colleagues. We work hard. We lead with our hearts. We look out for each other and celebrate our successes together. We choose to learn from our failures and mistakes, pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off and move forward. Always forward. Patch offers a unique newsroom culture: positive, growth focused and entrepreneurial. We're transparent about our business and analytics. It's not unusual to see fluffy animals, a self-care expert, or the resident comedian on our All-Hands video gatherings.

Patch employs about 200 journalists, technologists and sales pros. A sense of belonging among our teammates is critical to our growth and achievement. We seek to build an eclectic, talented team to match the cultural diversity of our country. Patch is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employees with an inclusive work environment free of discrimination and harassment.


If you have an enterprising spirit, love to set your own local news agenda and don't need a city editor to assign stories to you, Patch may be right for you. Ideal candidates for a full-time, salaried Patch job are tenacious, agile, productive reporters and sharp storytellers. 

Preferred local reporter/editor candidates are:


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If this sounds like a place worthy of your talent, visit our editorial jobs application page. To learn more about Patch, visit this page


Ranked among the U.S.'s 50 most-read websites, Patch has grown its editorial team by at least 10 percent a year for the last three years. Patch's business growth has been covered in the Wall St. Journal, New York Times, Ad Age, and other industry press. Patch journalists participate in ProPublica's Electionland and Documenting Hate initiatives.

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