Date Posted February 02, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Other
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time

Description:

The Telegraph in Macon, Georgia, is looking for a breaking news reporter to contribute to the newsroom’s daily coverage of Middle Georgia.    

The ideal candidate will be comfortable writing a variety of stories, from breaking news to features to enterprise pieces. They will aggressively generate story ideas while eagerly accepting assignments from their editor.   

The breaking news reporter must have a strong appreciation for the role analytics plays in story selection and direction. A strong commitment to journalism ethics, fairness and accuracy is a must. The reporter needs effective interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism. The new workflows require constant conversations between reporters and editors and between reporters and their audience as a story evolves. The general assignment journalist will report to McClatchy’s Georgia editor. The ideal candidate can work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation, and always evolving; someone who loves building relationships, is highly organized and is a strong communicator and collaborator who thrives working on a team.  

This role will report to McClatchy’s Georgia editor.

What you'll bring:
  

  • A strong appreciation for the role analytics plays in story selection and direction.
  • A strong commitment to journalism ethics, fairness and accuracy is a must.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism. The new workflows require constant conversations between reporters and editors and between reporters and their audience as a story evolves.
  • Work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation, and always evolving;
  • Someone who loves building relationships, is highly organized and is a strong communicator and collaborator who thrives working on a team.

Minimum requirements:  

  • A college degree is required or equivalent work experience in a related field.

What we’ll bring:  

If you’re looking to gain reporting experience in a smaller, exciting market with dedicated journalists, this is the place for you. You'll get lots of love and attention.  

The Telegraph is a newspaper in Macon, Georgia that publishes seven days a week (six in print). The newsroom is located on the Mercer University campus as part of the Center for Collaborative Journalism, a joint initiative of Mercer, the Telegraph, 13WMAZ and Georgia Public Broadcasting. The Telegraph covers Macon-Bibb County, a consolidated city-county with more than 150,000 people that boasts a rich musical heritage as the hometown of Little Richard, Otis Redding and members of the Allman Brothers Band. The Telegraph also covers surrounding counties, including Houston County, home to Warner Robins and Robins Air Force Base, one of the state’s largest employers.  

As a journalist at McClatchy, you will join a supportive, flexible, collaborative team. McClatchy strives to be an employer of choice, and our benefits package is made with this goal in mind. With a focus on health, well-being, wealth and daily life, our package options include healthcare coverage for employees and their families, financial protection from expected and unexpected expenses, multiple no-cost wellness resources and even coverage for four-legged friends.

Our overall benefits package also includes a 401(k) with employer match, competitive paid time off and corporate holidays, and a variety of mental health benefits. With an excellent support team and with focus on your well-being as a top corporate strategy, McClatchy provides benefits to support you and your family in achieving your health and wellness goals. For more information on McClatchy's benefit plan, please visit McClatchyLivewell.com.   

To apply: Applications must include a cover letter (no more than one page) and at least five clips/story links. 

About McClatchy:  

Our impact is growing every day. 30 growing markets. Over 65 million monthly readers. 56 Pulitzer Prizes. A strong portfolio of dynamic partnerships and smart investments.

Our award-winning journalism, digital reach, and commitment to innovative growth have never been stronger. As a member of the McClatchy family, you are part of a flexible, empowering, and exciting culture dedicated to creating a work/life balance and consistent opportunities for growth—a place where you have a voice and the ability to impact our future. It’s an exciting time to be here. Our company is experiencing the most transformative period in its history. We’re growing rapidly in the digital space and delivering award-winning journalism in innovative ways.   

   

McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.