Date Posted March 27, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Not Specified
Telecommute? Telecommute
Job Status Not Specified




The Orlando Sentinel is seeking a night-shift breaking news reporter to join its news team. The ideal candidate will have excellent reporting skills and a proven ability to use public records and develop sources. The reporter also must be adept in the fast-paced digital world, posting stories as they break and supplementing them as more details emerge.


Candidate must live in the Orlando area.


What you will do:

  • Always striving to provide readers with what we know, when we know it; be transparent about sources of information

  • Be quick-thinking and versatile, have strong news judgment and relish chasing down a story as it develops

  • You’ll need to be nimble – getting a story online in minutes, while sifting through the noise of a chaotic situation to identify reliable information – but also show the ability to dig deeper, utilizing public records, databases and sources to write compelling follow-up and enterprise stories

  • Employing creativity every day to conceive of stories, produce or secure visuals, get sources to cooperate, corroborate facts and present information to readers in the most relevant, interesting way

  • Maximizing audience engagement with the site through use of various storytelling formats, including photo galleries, aggregation and a variety of layouts

  • Creating news and features content that is strong on grammar, spelling, punctuation, clarity and accuracy

  • Working with data and visuals teams, as appropriate, to deepen reporting and produce data-visualization content items


 What you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • You must have 1-2 years of daily newspaper experience or its equivalent at a digital news operation to be considered

  • Willingness to learn libel laws and adhere to the Tribune’s and Editorial’s codes of ethics

  • Social media skills – both for reporting and research – are required

  • Basic knowledge of SEO best practices and ability to research SEO and appropriately populate fields and headlines

  • Spanish-language proficiency is a plus

  • Ability to work 1:30 to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with an hour break


Please include the following in your online application: Submit a cover letter, resume, and links to five clips that show your skills and range


Who we are:


The Orlando Sentinel, founded in 1876, is the primary daily newspaper in Orlando, Florida. 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 Sentinel'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. We are headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and are part of the Tribune Publishing Company portfolio.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.