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Reporter - Transportation

Newsday Media Group, Melville, NY - Corporate Center Drive


Summary of Position

This reporter will join the Topics team covering transportation, producing enterprise with a special emphasis on roads and air travel. The ideal candidate is collaborative, proactive, strategic, organized and thoughtful in identifying opportunities for daily enterprise that matters to the people of Long Island and the surrounding area. The candidate should have extensive knowledge of Long Island, with the ability to turn stories quickly, and to develop deep, exclusive and unique enterprise. Familiarity with key highway issues on the Island is a plus.

The reporter will collaborate with colleagues across TV/video, digital, print, events and product platforms. In addition, this reporter will assess reader/subscriber trends through metrics to serve our loyal subscribers and help Newsday build new, diverse audiences. This reporter will cultivate diverse sources and help drive coverage that makes Newsday essential reading for Long Islanders.

Essential Duties & Functions

  • Produce enterprise packages that impact audiences and help retain and grow readership and viewership.
  • Collaborate across multiple departments to produce the most impactful daily and enterprise packages for use on all Newsday platforms, with an emphasis on alternative storytelling.
  • Exhibit an eye for storytelling across multiple platforms, especially TV/video, digital and social media. Use planning tools available for multiplatform promotion.
  • Demonstrate a record of exploiting public records to produce and execute enterprise, watchdog and accountability stories.
  • Team with other reporters and editors across the newsroom on major breaking news events. Experience collaborating with members of a reporting team is required.

Essential Job Knowledge and Skills

  • At least 5 years’ reporting experience required.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize and produce breaking news for all platforms, TV in particular.
  • A self-starter who can bring a creative approach to storytelling. Data-gathering skills a plus.
  • Possess excellent self-editing, writing, reporting and news-gathering skills. Must be able to turn packages around quickly.
  • Must be proficient at using spreadsheets and comfortable analyzing datasets, demonstrate attention to detail and be highly organized.
  • Comfortable and proficient using social media, smartphone photo/video and going on-camera for NewsdayTV.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple packages.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible and varied schedule to include weekends, holidays and extended hours as needed to support business needs.

Physical Requirements

  • Employees are generally required to work in the office and/or out in the field a minimum of three (3) days per week.
  • Ability to travel throughout Long Island and the surrounding region as related to any assignment.
  • Driver’s license in good standing and reliable means of transportation are required.


  • The hourly base rate range for this role is $32.53-$53.38 , commensurate with experience.  
  • This position is represented by the Graphics Communication Conference, PPPWU.

Newsday Media Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants and incumbents are selected, placed, trained, compensated and promoted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or disability or other classifications protected by applicable law. In addition, Newsday Media Group provides a reasonable accommodation for applicants/incumbents with disabilities. Please advise Human Resources if you require a reasonable accommodation. 

About Newsday Media Group

Newsday Media Group (NMG) is one of the nation’s most dynamic media organizations, serving Long Island and New York City through its portfolio of mobile and digital products, print publications and live events. With 19 Pulitzer Prizes and other esteemed awards for outstanding journalism, our mission and vision is to engage consumers and businesses by connecting them to the communities in which they live, work and play.

NMG properties include the award-winning Newsday, Newsday.com; amNewYork, New York City’s most widely circulated free daily paper along with its mobile app and amNY.com; Newsday Connect, the digital solutions company serving Long Island business owners; and Newsday Local Publishing, one of the Northeast's largest groups of weekly shopper publications.

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