Date Posted September 09, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website http://www.theadvocate.com/careers

Description:

The Advocate, the largest news organization in Louisiana and a Pulitzer Prize winner, is looking for a features reporter for its Baton Rouge newsroom. The stories we’re after range from food/cooking, health, regional travel, arts, music, homes/garden, style trends and profiles of interesting people. We’re searching for someone who can balance daily coverage with enterprise stories in a competitive news market.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop feature story ideas based or as assigned
  • Create relationships with people in the community to develop access to credible sources for future stories
  • Quickly post stories online as appropriate and develop them further as needed
  • Use social media tools to develop, distribute and enhance stories
  • Help plan and execute the presentation of stories in a way that maximizes digital impact
  • Regularly review metrics on story performance and develop story ideas based on top-performing content
  • Ability to shift gears and change directions quickly
  • Collaborate with other reporters or editors on stories and enterprise projects
  • Meet all deadlines for projects as requested by editors
  • Write stories using proper grammar and following AP style guidelines
  • Rework pieces as requested by editors and update pieces as needed for ongoing or developing stories

Job Skills & Qualifications Required:

  • A focus on producing accurate and factual stories
  • Experience as a newspaper reporter
  • Able to drive and operate a vehicle
  • Technologically savvy, with proficiency in computers, apps, CMS, file sharing and ability to use other office equipment

The Advocate is an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, developing, and promoting a diverse workforce while providing unique opportunities and career paths for our employees.  We encourage applicants of all backgrounds and experience levels to apply.