Date Posted November 16, 2023
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time



The Baltimore Sun seeks a hungry, enterprising reporter to cover news in the Baltimore metro area. This reporter will report on a wide variety of topics -- writing enterprise, investigations and breaking news, driven by our awareness of what readers need to know. This reporter will build sources and mine the community and social media for leads.


What you will do:

  • Pitch and develop enterprise stories that readers can’t find anywhere else

  • Mine sources and the digital world for leads on timely, quick-turnaround news

  • Utilize news awareness and audience metrics/analytics to refine coverage

  • Work with visual and digital journalists to tell stories in a variety of media — photo galleries, videos, audio, timelines, charts, graphics, interactive tools and more

  • Cultivate trust among a network of diverse sources 

  • Share news, engage with and grow a network of followers on social media to promote content and spark community discussion


What you will bring:

  • Three - Five years of reporting experience at a daily news organization

  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to tell a story

  • Excellent news judgment and understanding of journalistic ethics

  • Experience working in a CMS

  • Familiarity with and interest in the Baltimore area and its justice institutions

  • Working knowledge of photo and video 


To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume (as a PDF), and links to five clips that demonstrate a combination of breaking news, enterprise and audience engagement


Who we are:

The Baltimore Sun is the largest general-circulation daily newspaper based in the state of Maryland and provides coverage of local and regional news, events, issues, people, and industries. Founded in 1837, it is currently owned by Tribune Publishing. Our mission is to deliver the truth every day. We bring you the stories that matter most, written without bias, so you can make informed decisions. The Sun's Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism works to protect your interests, help navigate your daily life and tell the stories that connect you with the communities where you live and work. In print and online, The Baltimore Sun reaches nearly 900,000 readers each week in the Baltimore area, making us the region’s most widely read source of news and information. As we continue building our exciting digital future, it’s our mission to serve our community by delivering the truth every day, engaging our readers and driving results for our advertisers.


The Baltimore Sun is committed to building a diverse newsroom that reflects the people it covers and the audience it serves. Candidates are encouraged to highlight new perspectives they can bring to our team.