The northwest of Boston group of Gannett Media New England/wickedlocal.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is searching for a digital-savvy reporter to cover community issues, with a primary focus on Acton, Massachusetts.
This reporter will focus on socioeconomic topics including but not limited to housing, development and education. This is an active daily reporting beat, that also includes many opportunities to work on enterprise journalism.
Creates storytelling that accurately informs entertains and engages specific audiences, informed through metrics.
Cultivates a beat and its key players. Has a genuine interest in people and the ability to build trust. Seeks out and listens to people sometimes overlooked by their own communities and the media.
Reports quickly, clearly and accurately and deliver news, via stories, video, and various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other methods available.
Equally adept at writing breaking news stories, enterprise and trending stories and traditional long form features.
Collaborates with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e., photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed.
Bachelor's or masters degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 1+ years reporting/newsroom experience.
Proficiency on social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Experience shooting and editing photos and video on a phone.
Strong communication skills and news judgment.
Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently and excel in a fast-paced environment.
Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.
This role requires a valid drivers license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check and a motor vehicle record check & drug screen (for driving roles only).
We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, dont limit your upload to a resume; show us what youve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:
1.Your resume one to two pages.
2.A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
3.Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what youve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.
It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.