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Newsday Media Group seeks a general assignment reporter

May 25, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The General Assignment Reporter will cover stories and breaking news by cultivating diverse sources and help build diverse audiences, working closely with editors to monitor metrics and apply the data to help inform coverage as we serve our loyal subscribers, seek new subscribers and strive to better understand key audiences and topics. The beat calls for handling breaking news, on tight deadlines, and producing daily and weekend enterprise.

Essential Duties & Functions:

  • Find enterprise stories and report on breaking news in relation to the assignment/beat.
  • Use social media to find sources and stories to supplement our reporting and to communicate about the topic areas they cover.
  • Alternative storytelling and visual storytelling — collaborating with our teams, including on Newsday TV coverage — are key growth areas, and reporters need to continue to develop skills in these areas.

Essential Job Knowledge & Skills:

  • Experience covering breaking news on deadline is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to break news, file quickly and accurately for all our platforms, meet tight deadlines, juggle more than one story at a time, cultivate sources, understand the importance of data-driven reporting and produce high-profile enterprise stories.
  • A motivated individual who can bring a creative approach to covering the news.
  • Comfortable and proficient using social media, smartphone photo and video and other media platforms to report and tell stories. ​
  • Ability to write in an engaging manner is essential.
  • Attention to detail is required.
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate and build a rapport with others.
  • Ability to find fresh story angles and write concise, lively copy in keeping with Newsday’s tone and format.
  • Proficiency shooting iPhone photos and videos is a necessary skill.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments simultaneously while meeting aggressive deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to work a flexible and varied schedule to include weekends, holidays and extended hours as needed to support business needs.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel throughout Long Island as related to the assignment being covered.
  • Driver’s license in good standing and reliable means of transportation are required.


  • This position is represented by the Graphics Communication Conference, IBT.
  • The hourly rate for this position is $31.89 – $52.32 per hour, commensurate with experience.

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