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Reporter - Breaking News & Crime

Company: Gannett
Location: Newark
Posted on: September 11, 2018

Job Description:

The Advocate is looking for a Breaking news/Crime reporter !

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The person in this beat will be the lead in keeping readers up to date on what is happening right now in our community. This ranges from a major crash blocking highway access to a shootout with police. The ability to gather important and interesting details quickly to share with readers online and through social media is critical. This reporter must be able to manage multiple stories at once and prioritize which need more immediate attention. This reporter must build a brand of local content that connects with local residents and then engage with this audience following for guidance on content choices. Readers should consistently see this reporter at key community events and feel comfortable approaching them with tips and ideas. This reporter pays close attention to all readership metrics to shape content decisions and avoids boring traditional content while trying new ideas.

Typical Job Duties



  • Creates storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific


    audiences and platforms through the use of metrics. Works toward becoming the

    community's leading voice in area of expertise.



    • Connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media,


      on camera, forums, community leadership, etc.) Provides thoughtful analysis of

      complex issues.



      • Works with editor to evaluate metrics, what's working, what's not and to


        develop ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.



        • Collaborate to provide all appropriate elements for stories, such as photos,


          videos and graphics. Captures basic photos and videos as needed.



          • Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional


            brand.



            • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.
            • Performs other duties as necessary.


              Knowledge and Skills



              • Ability to produce top-notch watchdog journalism.
              • Exceptional cross-platform storytelling skills.
              • Exceptional core journalism skills (reporter, producing, editing).
              • Deep understanding of and curiosity about competition for our customers' time


                and money.



                • Self-motivation and self-direction.
                • Advance knowledge of social media and how to engage fan base on digital


                  platforms in public space.



                  • Photo and video skill.
                  • Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities.
                  • Able to multi-task and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly


                    changing environment.



                    • Knows how to use time effectively in a 24-hour news environment.
                    • Must embrace peer-to-peer feedback and training.
                    • Applies innovative, creative thinking to support the company's goals.
                    • Writing, spelling, grammar, AP and local style.
                    • Industry knowledge.
                    • Organizational skills.
                    • Command of media law and Principle of Ethical Conduct.


                      Work Experience, Training and Education Necessary For Position:



                      • Bachelor's degree in communication, journalism or equivalent in experience


                        and education.



                        • Experience with advanced storytelling techniques on multiple platforms.
                        • Must have technical skills - understanding use of metrics, Microsoft Office


                          Suite, videography, and photography.



                          • Must have required skills - social media, advanced storytelling, advanced


                            analytical ability, interpersonal skills, time management and interpersonal

                            skills.

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