Lehigh Valley Entertainment Reporter
- Full Time
NJ Advance Media is looking for a versatile, ambitious, digitally-minded features reporter to cover the Lehigh Valley as part of our expanding features team. The reporter, who will be based in our Easton, Pa. office, will be tasked with capturing and conveying to readers the unique culture and character of the Lehigh Valley.
The ideal candidate will:
Have an interest in food, restaurants, music, real estate, local history, and the region's most interesting people and places -- all of the things that go into making the Lehigh Valley what it is today.
Be someone who can tell us the 10 best places in the region to go on a first date or the 25 things every Lehigh Valley resident must do before they die; someone who can identify the area's buzzy new restaurants, or tell us about the best local bands we should be listening to.
Be comfortable telling stories in many different mediums, whether through words, photos or video; someone with a strong point-of-view and a healthy sense of humor; someone whose passion for great journalism is matched only by their passion for innovation.
For this position you should have:
- Degree in journalism, English or communications, or a related field
- Minimum of 2 years of journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing
- Love of social media and an ability to use it to expand the reach of stories and grow online audience
- Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks
- Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
- Deep knowledge of and passion for the Lehigh Valley
NJ Advance Media is a company positioned for the future. We embrace the rapidly evolving digital landscape and are committed to developing new solutions across current and emerging media to help advertisers grow their businesses. In addition to flexible advertising opportunities with powerful media vehicles that we represent, we offer custom digital solutions from web and mobile site development, to a sophisticated array of search and social media optimization and targeted display solutions to reach audiences on all platforms.
Our focus is on developing a real-time approach to reporting news, sports and entertainment content for consumption across all platforms and devices throughout New Jersey and Easton, PA. On nj.com and lehighvalleylive.com, we ensure the communities we serve have 24/7 access to the news and information that's most relevant locally, regionally and beyond. Our quality journalism and in-depth coverage is provided locally in The Star-Ledger, The Hunterdon County Democrat, The Suburban News, The Times of Trenton, South Jersey Times and The Express-Times.
NJ Advance Media is a part of Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 25 cities, reaching 50+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Fearlessness, and Customer Focus. For more information about Advance Local, please visit www.advancelocal.com.
Advance Local is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.