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Sacramento Bee seeks a breaking news reporter

July 7, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Sacramento Bee seeks a breaking news reporter who enjoys waking up in the morning ready to pounce on news.

In this role, you will need to:

  • Be competitive, urgent and productive. Report and write quickly and thoroughly.
  • Understand our breaking news protocols.
  •  Be first, be accurate, be smart.
  • Develop connections with key sources we rely on for information, and expand that source base to provide complete stories.
  • Focus on audience first and always, with a commitment to tactics that grow readership.
  • Develop engaging multimedia storytelling.
  • Demonstrate a command of audience analytics and knowledge of the tactics that deliver results.
  • Demonstrate speed, competitiveness and SEO savvy.
  • Work closely with editors, and collaborate with visual editors and our audience growth team.
  • Work well in a team environment.

The successful candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • Two years of reporting experience.
  • Strong reporting and writing skills, excellent news judgment and a demonstrated ability to “see the story” that is going to matter to readers.
  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism.
  • Ability to work collaboratively to aggressively tackle stories.
  • Comfort with a job that will be demanding, fast-paced and constantly evolving.
  • College degree or equivalent work experience.

The anticipated base pay range is between $27.18 and $31.00 per hour. 

To apply, include a cover letter, your resume and examples of your work that show your editing direction and efforts.

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