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City Reporter - Hagerstown Herald-Mail

Posted December 2, 2016

The Herald-Mail Company (HMTV6) in Hagerstown, Maryland is searching for a full-time reporter to cover the City of Hagerstown beat. This successful candidate will be responsible for writing informative, fair, and concise news stories relevant to the local community. In addition, this candidate must track news, develop sources, and communicate with editors about stories. This candidate should have at least one year of experience reporting and writing news as well as a Bachelor’s Degree.

Essential Functions:

  1. Write stories under pressure and with daily deadlines, understanding the importance of timely news reporting
  2. Report in an accurate, fair, and balanced way
  3. Applicant should have the confidence to negotiate with public officials for data and open records
  4. Ability to shoot and edit video or willing to learn
  5. Willingness to appear on video
  6. Research news and potential news stories in the City of HagerstowN
  7. Write news and news features concisely, accurately and coherently under deadline pressure
  8. Stay in touch with sources/organizations about events/issues/news
  9. Communicate with editors in a variety of ways about news production and scheduled stories
  10. Help other reporters with computer-assisted reporting aspects of stories
  11. Attend public meetings and ask relevant questions
  12. Must be able to handle multiple reporting assignments and remain calm in a fast paced environment
  13. Interview sources and interact with the public via e-mail, phone and in person
  14. Interact with readers via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter etc.
  15. In-depth proofreading for grammar, spelling
  16. Able to work with all socio-economic levels within the community
  17. Work on long-term projects, other general assignment stories, or special series
  18. Ongoing communication with fellow reporters to answer questions on covered topics/issues
  19. Fill in for general assignment shifts as necessary
  20. Performs other job-related duties as assigned

The position offers a competitive wage and additional benefits, such as paid time off, 401(k) and more.

To submit an application, please click "Apply Now" link (Schurz.jobs) and search HM2754

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