Breaking News Reporter
The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Mississippi, is looking for an aggressive, lightning-fast reporter who can jump on breaking news that is essential to our communities and tell the stories through words, photos and video as well as on social media.
From late-night mayhem to natural disasters and everything in between, this reporter will identify the breaking stories that our communities need or want to know about, tell them in an engaging way, update them as often as necessary and help them reach a large audience by adding an irresistible headline, impeccable SEO and great visuals.
You must understand the need for speed as well as context, and you must be committed to increasing the sense of urgency across the newsroom. Your goal is to help us grow our audience reach and earn loyal readers by making sure we are a credible, timely and compelling source of breaking news in Biloxi and surrounding counties.
Early morning shifts may be a part of this job.
Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment;
The ability to shoot passable photos and videos;
Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics;
Understanding of open records laws and the ability to file, manage and oversee requests pertinent to beat work;
Ability to engage with readers and develop sources on social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter;
Understanding of SEO and other optimization opportunities and a demonstrated ability to learn new skills in social and digital;
Ability to correctly identify audiences for selected stories;
A strong entrepreneurial spirit, deep curiosity and high energy;
A collaborative style that works comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company;
At least a year of professional or college reporting experience.
What we’ll bring:
If you’re looking to gain reporting experience in a smaller, exciting market with dedicated journalists, this is the place for you. You'll get lots of love and attention.
As a journalist at McClatchy, you will join a supportive, flexible, collaborative team. McClatchy strives to be an employer of choice, and our benefits package is made with this goal in mind. With a focus on health, well-being, wealth and daily life, our package options include healthcare coverage for employees and their families, financial protection from expected and unexpected expenses, multiple no-cost wellness resources and even coverage for four-legged friends.
Our overall benefits package also includes a 401(k) with employer match, competitive paid time off and corporate holidays, and a variety of mental health benefits. With an excellent support team and with focus on your well-being as a top corporate strategy, McClatchy provides benefits to support you and your family in achieving your health and wellness goals. For more information on McClatchy's benefit plan, please visit McClatchyLivewell.com.
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