Towns Reporter

Apr 29, 2013
May 29, 2013
Human Resources
Digital Media
Full Time
Cablevision’s Local Media division, which includes Newsday, News 12 and MSG Varsity, is seeking a dynamic reporter with at least 3 years experience at a daily newspaper, wire service or online news publication -- preferably in the New York Tri-state area – to cover hyper-local community news for its digital-only operation in Westchester, Rockland and Hudson Valley counties.

The ideal candidate will help drive coverage, break news, work a beat, write well on deadline and thrive in a fast-paced, digital environment. This person must be a creative, collegial self-starter with solid written and verbal communication skills.

The candidate also must be savvy about growing traffic to the website and apps by regularly producing photos, videos, tweets, blog items, Facebook posts and other content for digital platforms.

• Generate and write clear, accurate daily stories, briefs and listings on deadline.
• Identify trends and stories of the day, staying ahead of developments in communities.
• Contribute regularly to blogs, Twitter and other social media. Grow a following and consistently engage the community.
• Be a presence in the community, cultivating sources on the beat and appearing at key events to burnish the brand.
• Shoot photos and video as needed.

• Adept at writing clear, accurate, well-crafted news and feature stories.
• Solid news judgment.
• Skilled at generating a steady flow of daily stories and briefs, as well as coming up with original ideas.
• Excels at juggling multiple assignments/tasks on tight deadlines.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Flexible and collegial, willing to pitch in when necessary to work on a variety of assignments.
• Comfortable shooting photos and videos.
• Skilled at blogging, tweeting, using Facebook and other social media to promote stories and the brand.
• Adept at using a broad base of information systems, including wires, data banks of governmental agencies and private organizations, and various other research materials.

• 3+ years experience working as a reporter at a newspaper, wire service or digital news operation.
• Bachelor's degree in Journalism or related field.
• Must be able to work from Westchester office and travel around region gathering news and covering events.

Cablevision is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

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