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Community News Reporter, Baltimore Sun Media Group, Baltimore, MD

The community news division of Baltimore Sun Media Group, in Baltimore, Md., is seeking an experienced, self-starting and dedicated general assignment reporter to cover beats for its websites daily and weekly print publications.


The successful candidate will possess excellent reporting and writing skills to accurately, quickly and under deadline pressure, produce content for online websites daily; the skill to write longer, more complex stories with context and perspective; be deft at social media reporting via Facebook, Twitter and others; and skilled at shooting, editing photography and video, to post online. Candidates should thrive in a team-based, but competitive environment, driving to find compelling, impactful content and be the first to report the news.

Candidate should be able to develop sources and resources related to the beats; generate the majority of story ideas; and meet deadlines with content that contains accurate grammar and style, placing the utmost emphasis on complete, accurate and balanced reporting while maintaining high ethical standards.

This job is not with the daily metro Baltimore Sun. But it is the company’s practice to promote from within, so this position presents opportunities to move to other news organizations including online and print editions of The Capital, Carroll County Times and The Baltimore Sun.


Successful candidate should have bachelor’s degree, journalism preferred, and a minimum of three years reporting experience or equivalent experience.

Other requirements of the position include:

  • Working the equivalent of a 5-day, 40-hour week, which will include night shifts and occasional weekend work;
  • Ability to handle daily, short-term and long-term assignments simultaneously;
  • Competency working digitally and with different systems;
  • Excellent communication skills, shows initiative and exercises good news judgment;
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

BSMG offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401K with company match, paid vacation and personal days.

Please send cover letter, resume with references and other related materials.  APPLY

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