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Southern California News Group seeks a reporter, Inland Empire

August 1, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Southern California News Group is seeking a reporter to join our Inland Empire news team full time to cover the cities and communities in Riverside County’s southwest region and along the 15 Freeway.

Ideal candidates have the ability to produce strong enterprise and breaking news for online, mobile and print platforms, can cultivate sources in person and via social media, write compelling narratives as well as tweets, and are comfortable mining public records for deep investigative pieces.

If you are a passionate, focused, digital-savvy reporter, we want to talk to you.

What you will do:

  • Versatility is a must, as stories will cover a variety of topics
  • Write on deadline in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to take own photos is a plus
  • Along with producing stories that are assigned, the reporter should also be able to pitch story ideas on a regular basis
  • Research and develop stories to the utmost accuracy
  • Cultivate sources both in person and via social media
  • Maintain communication with a supervising editor
  • Understand and use company-provided hardware, software and cloud-based equipment and systems for company business and tasks
  • Contribute to a positive culture of teamwork and collaboration

What you will bring:

  • Strong news judgment and a drive to compete
  • Ability to write clean concise copy that draws readers in, including nut graphs and online headlines for SEO
  • The skill to mine human sources, documents and data, including a facility for mining public records
  • The ability to juggle multiple stories of varying complexity, from quick news posts under intense deadline pressure to daily news stories and longer-term enterprise
  • Proficiency at using the web and social media to report stories and to share them
  • Facility with multiple languages is a plus
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
  • At least two years of professional journalism experience
  • Must have reliable transportation

Work Environment:

  • Remote with the possibility of going back to in-person work

Salary: The hourly wage is $21.63.

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