Journo Jobs Local seeks a breaking/trending reporter

September 11, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

This is a remote position with a preference for candidates based in the Gulf Coast.

Advance Local has an exciting opportunity for a Breaking and Trending News Reporter for, a website dedicated to covering the people and places along the Gulf Coast.

As a regional 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. Your work should inform, entertain, and challenge our readers.

A successful candidate will comfortably write about weather, opening and closing of businesses, and viral stories that capture our reader’s attention. Other must-have skills include robust news judgment, a keen understanding of social and SEO audiences, and the knack for uncovering stories that speak to the diverse audience.

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

This position pays between $40,000 and $55,000 annually.

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