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Watchdog Reporters For the Delmarva Peninsula - The Daily Times

Watchdog reporters for the Delmarva Peninsula

Are you a reporter who can cut to the chase, researching and writing stories readers care about? Are you comfortable with decoding government-speak, adept at storytelling and understand how to use digital tools to enhance reporting? Do you believe compelling journalism makes a difference in communities?

We’re looking for watchdog reporters to cover two geographic beats for Delmarva Media Group. Our market spans the Delmarva Peninsula, from the Atlantic beaches of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, across the agricultural regions to the recreational and fishing grounds of the Chesapeake Bay.

Our growing market is a vacation playground for some, a retirement haven for others and home to nearly 200,000 people. We cover their needs with a unified website, a daily newspaper and nearly a dozen weekly newspapers.

Daily stories, beat coverage, people profiles, blogging, reporter video, cross-training are all part of the job since we are a small newsroom. You’d do a bit of everything here. That’s part of the fun of it, and contributes to the groundedness of our newsroom, something that builds strength for our special projects and helps us spring beyond routine daily journalism.

Work includes both ongoing coverage fueled by sharp questioning and smart follow-ups and mid-level and occasionally large investigative projects. Connecting with the community and providing outreach through social media and other steps is an integral part of the job.

We’re hiring for positions based in Bethany Beach, Delaware, and our home office in Salisbury, Maryland.

Bethany Beach is located 20 minutes south of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Delaware beaches offer an opportunity to work on your tan, shop tax-free at the outlets and enjoy good food and drink.

Salisbury is the historic center of commerce and education for the interior of the agricultural Delmarva Peninsula. It’s home to a state university, shopping and recreation. It’s 30 minutes from the beach.

The Delmarva Peninsula offers plenty of national and state parks to explore. Learn about the treasure of the Chesapeake Bay. Day-trippers can visit Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia.

You’re right for the job if you can get process stories, creating compelling coverage people will read and become excited about. You’ll have an advanced suite of audience analytics tools to guide the way, advanced training available to all staffers through The Poynter Institute and the support of editors who know our communities well.

Please send cover letter, resumes and links to your published work to Interim Executive Editor Laura Benedict Sileo at lbenedic@dmg.gannett.com

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