|Date Posted||November 24, 2021|
Village Media is searching for a talented and experienced multi-media reporter to fill a full-time position covering breaking news and general assignments with our rapidly growing local news and information websites.
We are looking for a Reporter in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan!
The Soo Leader, a soon-to-launch digital newsroom located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, is looking for an enthusiastic, versatile journalist who is able to keep up with the daily demands of a fast-paced breaking newsroom. The ideal candidate is a strong communicator and possesses the ability to work independently, identifying and reporting on stories without waiting for an assignment while also discovering reliable sources.
The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, curious and a self-starter who knows that breaking news goes beyond fires and collisions. We want someone with excellent news judgment who can find the stories most important to our community on a daily basis, while also digging deep to uncover the news that no one else is reporting.
The successful candidate for this position:
Has demonstrated experience writing breaking news and features stories on a wide range of community issues, including crime and justice, education, business, sports and health;
Reports quickly, clearly and accurately and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and deadlines;
Has a track record of success in cultivating sources, including with first responders, and fostering community contacts and relationships;
Isn’t afraid to ask tough questions when required.
Are compelled to find stories that matter and to engage with our communities;
Are committed to fairness, accuracy and transparency, and have impeccable ethics;
Have exceptional writing and editing skills.
Degree or diploma in journalism, or related experience;
Superior language, writing and editing skills, with a thorough knowledge of AP Style;
Strong photography and video skills;
Able to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends;
A valid driver’s licence and reliable vehicle;
Must live in or near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
If this sounds like the perfect position for you, we would love to hear from you! To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, along with relevant samples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Village Media
Village Media is an ever-expanding network of local news and community websites. We focus on providing local stories written by local journalists in the communities we serve. In addition to local news, our sites offer weather, events, obituaries and a wide range of community information. We are proud members of the cities where we operate. We support local events and charitable causes and recognize our neighbours’ achievements. We are more than just news: Village Media is all about community.
Village Media is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion among our staff, volunteers, programs, and partners. We encourage applicants of diverse abilities, backgrounds, and life experiences to apply. If you require accommodations during the selection process, please contact email@example.com.