Breaking News Reporter

Advance Media New York

Syracuse, New York

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Date Posted June 21, 2022
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Are you a reporter who loves the adrenaline rush of breaking news and being the first to publish the scoop?  If so, Advance Media New York has a job opening you should consider.  Working as a Breaking News Reporter for and The Post-Standard, you will join a close-knit and collaborative team led by longtime editor Steve Billmyer.  You will report on a wide range of high-interest topics, including public safety. You will cover victims and criminals and your work will often serve as a watchdog on authorities.  The ideal candidate will know how to identify trends and advocate for readers.

Qualified candidates should have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications or related field required
  • A minimum of one year in journalism with a proven ability in reporting and writing required. 
  • Experience reporting in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
  • The ability to work quickly, but with accuracy and good news judgment
  • Strong desire to be first to report something
  • Fearlessness in chasing crime-and-safety stories
  • Ability to develop and cultivate sources
  • Good understanding of using social media for research and to engage readers
  • Digital storytelling skills and open mind to trying new approaches
  • Relentless curiosity and a good sense of humor
  • Willingness to work a variety of shifts, including some nights and weekends

Come join our team! Please include writing samples or links to published stories.

About the company:

Advance Media New York is a digitally focused news and information company serving Upstate New York and its flagship brands are:

*, the leading website in Central New York 

* The Post-Standard newspaper, which has served the Syracuse community since 1829 

*, the premier site for and about Upstate New York

AMNY is an affiliate of Advance Local, which offers competitive pay, bonuses, and a comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off, flexible holidays and parental leave, as well as options for your healthcare.

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.