National Real-Time Reporter

The McClatchy Company

Remote, United States

Date Posted June 23, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Telecommute? Yes
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


McClatchy is looking for ambitious, creative, real-time news reporters to deliver quick-turn stories about compelling news and cultural events from across the nation, including the ability to authoritatively explain how the day's big events affect everyday people.  Examples include Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the pandemic, politics and pocketbook issues.

This is a remote position based in any US location supporting the WA Bureau 

Our real-time reporters use social media, Google Trends and other tools to identify, report on and sometimes aggregate stories that are going to drive social and cultural conversations. Responding to big breaking news events is sometimes part of the job, but the primary role is to grow our audience by recognizing what’s trending or about to trend in a McClatchy region or across the country.

These reporters work as part of McClatchy’s nationwide Real-Time Team, which includes editors and reporters working remotely in locations across the country. The team communicates via Slack.



College degree preferred but commensurate professional experience will be considered.

Personal Attributes:

Please include a cover letter and writing samples or a link to your portfolio.
This is a remote position supporting the WA Bureau