Freelance News Reporter

L.B. Media, Central, New Jersey

Date Posted July 22, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Freelance
Salary Paid Per Article
Website http://thebreezenj.com

Description:

TAPinto is a network of news websites throughout New Jersey, covering local news, including municipal government, schools, sports, arts and more. We are looking for freelance beat reporters to cover the town government or school board of education meetings in individual towns in Central New Jersey.

Candidates will work independently, must have covered local government or school board of education meetings in the past, and be able to pitch and write original stories based on meetings. We’re looking for reporters who can gather information from meetings, pick out stories that would be of relevance to local residents, cultivate sources, interact with local officials and expand on relevant information.

Communication is also a must for candidates, and the reporter will be required to check in with the editor in the day immediately following meetings, and meet deadlines regarding submission of articles.

Submit your resume and three examples of news articles or previous meeting coverage to thebreezenj@gmail.com, with “Freelance Reporting” in the subject line. We are looking for people to start by September 1.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.