This is a remote position within the state of Texas.
Advance Local has an exciting opportunity for a Breaking and Trending News Reporter in Texas for our brand-new website launching this summer.
As a statewide website, we seek a vibrant candidate who can identify and report news that appeals to a wide spectrum of audiences and who can flourish in a fast-paced, collaborative setting. The right candidate will have robust news judgment skills, a keen understanding of social and SEO audiences, and the knack for uncovering stories that speak to the diverse and authentic Texan audience. Your work should inform, entertain, and challenge our readers.
What you’ll be doing:
- Generate original news and aggregate headlines from various news and social channels
- Collaborate closely with the Social Producer to break news and optimize our digital presence
- Manage multiple assignments simultaneously while delivering immediate and accurate reporting on major public safety and breaking news stories
- Craft engaging copy that not only resonates with readers, but also leverages SEO and social best practices
For this position, we are looking for a Reporter:
- Who can work with speed, creativity, accuracy and good judgment
- Really want to be first to report something
- Engage on social media platforms regularly and follow trends
- Are news junkies with a pulse on the big stories happening at any given time
- Have humility, relentless curiosity and bring passion to your reporting
- Have skills in digital storytelling via text, photo and video
Our ideal candidates will have the following:
- Degree in journalism or communications or equivalent education and related work experience with a proven ability in journalism reporting and writing
- Two or more years’ experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience
- Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately
- Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
- Demonstrated capability in capitalizing on high-value topics by engaging audiences in frequency and urgency
- Mastery of social media and digital interaction
- Proven ability to utilize a broad set of tools to tell stories and engage the audience
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