Media Reporter

Employer The Poynter Institute
Location Saint Petersburg, FL
Type Part time
Apply by June 1, 2022
More details https://poynter.thejobnetwork.com/Job/531143067/reporter-job-in-saint-petersburg-fl
Posted on May 5, 2022

Description

Poynter is looking for a media reporter to strengthen our leading coverage of the media news industry.

The work of a media reporter varies based on the day’s events. The most frequent job will be to cover news that is vital to our audience of journalism insiders and media enthusiasts. You will cultivate sources deep within newsrooms, unions and corporate headquarters; interview journalism practitioners across the country and world; and publish deeply reported articles about topics that directly impact our media and democracy. This includes breaking news, investigative and data-driven features, and everything in between.

The media reporter will also assist with the editing and production of stories for Poynter, the International Fact-Checking Network, MediaWise, our suite of daily and weekly newsletters and other important work.

Candidates must have excellent news judgment and understanding of the media landscape in 2022. We prize those who possess an unsatisfiable curiosity about why things are the way they are and what our audiences want to know, and who are reliable team players with a passion for accuracy.

Ideal candidates will have:
• Excellent reporting and editing skills
• A devotion to deadlines and timeliness
• A good working knowledge of AP Style
• More than five years of professional reporting, especially at a newspaper, magazine or online news outlet

The right person would have some combination of these attributes:
• A strong sense of curiosity
• A drive to report on powerful media players without fear or favor
• Comfort with technology, including WordPress, MailChimp, Slack and Google Workspace
• Enjoyment of collaboration and working as a team

Please contact us with a resume, cover letter, and portfolio to hiring6@poynter.org.

Deadline to apply: June 1, 2022.

We are committed to diversity and an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply for this position. Salary is negotiable and benefits are available. This position is based at our offices in St. Petersburg, Florida, but remote work is a possibility for the right candidate. It begins immediately.

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