Date Posted May 29, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Not Specified
Telecommute? Telecommute
Job Status Full-time

Description:

Summary:


MediaNews Group seeks a full-time journalist for the Wyoming County Examiner, a weekly community newspaper based in Tunkhannock, PA. This Assistant Editor position will serve as the lead reporter for a fledging weekly edition while organizing and directing community coverage for a hyper local newspaper and website that serves a diverse and growing county.

 

We’re looking for a strong reporter who can produce quality community coverage of breaking news, including police, courts and business, while identifying and creating interesting and important enterprise and trend stories to captivate and grow readership and audience.

 

Though journalists currently work from home, the person hired for this position would be expected to relocate to or near Tunkhannock, PA, without relocation assistance.

 

What you will do:

 

  • Aggressively produce news and feature stories that reflect life in growing Wyoming County in the Endless Mountains

  • Contribute significant breaking-news coverage to daily newspapers in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre

  • Create weekly content plans that include scheduled event coverage, news features, business stories and more

  • Work closely with editors at MNG daily newspapers on accountability journalism and projects of interest to readers in Wyoming County

  • Work in tandem with a Sports Editor and several community columnists to develop and create consistent content

  • Take initiative to fact-check, run background checks and confirm information before publication

  • Cultivate beats and sources throughout the county

  • Engage audience through social media on multiple platforms

 

What you will bring:

  • Degree in journalism, communications or equivalent experience

  • 1 to 3 years of experience as a reporter or content producer

  • Relevant experience in news reporting and writing, using social media, creating enterprising content

  • Strong communication skills to connect with sources across an array of beats

  • Genuine interest and enthusiasm for community journalism

  • Unique writing voice that speaks to their audience

  • Ability to work well under deadline pressure

  • Understanding of emerging and existing platforms, including web, mobile and print

  • Professional-level grasp of proper grammar, spelling, punctuation

  • Ability to multitask and perform in a fast-paced deadline driven environment

  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required

 

Who we are:

 

The Wyoming County Examiner in Tunkhannock, PA, is the source for news and information in Wyoming County. Online and in print, the Examiner consistently tracks municipal and county government and holds elected officials accountable. It is the indispensable source for community, business, sports, and entertainment news.


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.


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