News and Enterprise Reporter, Allentown / Advance Local

Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

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Date Posted January 14, 2022
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified

Description: is looking for an experienced journalist to report on the City of Allentown and surrounding communities in the Lehigh Valley. 

We are seeking a candidate who has a keen interest in covering historically underserved communities, thrives in collaborating with others on issue-oriented journalism and is comfortable reporting on everything from budgets to breaking news. The job also requires an ability to write in a compelling style that explains how complicated issues have a direct impact on Lehigh Valley residents.

As part of a team of reporters based out of Easton, the ideal candidate will understand the critical role of local journalism and the challenges local journalists face. Versatility, including an ability to at times lead fellow reporters on enterprise projects and edit stories, is essential.

We’re committed to building a newsroom that reflects the diversity of the community we serve. In this position, you will be part of the NJ Advance Media newsroom, a dynamic and inclusive team focused on local journalism for one of the country’s largest privately owned media companies.

For this position, we are looking for a candidate with: was born in 2006 as part of an ongoing effort to pivot The Express-Times newsroom from a traditional print operation to a digital one. The newspaper, based in Easton, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1855 and continues publishing daily. It remains affiliated with Both are part of NJ Advance Media. The Lehigh Valley is now the third-most populous region in Pennsylvania. Its proximity to New York City and Philadelphia has made it a commerce hub and has also attracted many commuters. It’s also home to one of the state’s largest and fastest-growing Latino communities. These trends have made for an intriguing landscape that’s rich in compelling stories.

Advance Local Media offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package with affordable options for your healthcare including medical, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, fertility assistance, a substantial 401k plan to help plan for your future, generous paid time off, paid parental and caregiver leave and an employee assistance program to support your work/life balance, optional legal assistance, life insurance options, as well as flexible holidays to honor cultural diversity.

NJ Advance Media is a company positioned for the future. We embrace the rapidly evolving digital landscape and are committed to developing new solutions across current and emerging media to help advertisers grow their businesses. In addition to flexible advertising opportunities with powerful media vehicles that we represent, we offer custom digital solutions from web and mobile site development, to a sophisticated array of search and social media optimization and targeted display solutions to reach audiences on all platforms.

Our focus is on developing a real-time approach to reporting news, sports and entertainment content for consumption across all platforms and devices throughout New Jersey and Easton, PA. On and, we ensure the communities we serve have 24/7 access to the news and information that's most relevant locally, regionally and beyond. Our quality journalism and in-depth coverage is provided locally in The Star-Ledger, The Hunterdon County Democrat, The Suburban News, The Times of Trenton, South Jersey Times and The Express-Times.

NJ Advance Media is a part of Advance Local Media, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 20 cities, reaching 58+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Customer-first, Inclusiveness, Collaboration and Forward-looking. For more information about Advance Local, please visit

Advance Local Media is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, encouraging applications from people of all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.