Digital Reporter Producer, Gothamist

Gothamist New York City, New York


Description

New York Public Radio's mission is to make the mind more curious, the heart more open and the soul more joyful through excellent audio programming that is deeply rooted in New York.

Gothamist, now part of WNYC for over a year, is looking for a full-time staffer. Whom are we looking for? Devotees of New York City news, omnivores of arts and culture, the culinarily adventurous, urban etiquette experts, and bodega cat aficionados—in other words, journalists who mix skepticism with a keen eye for details and are excited to share ideas and act on them.

Gothamist is looking for a Digital Producer who is at ease covering breaking NYC news events well as investigating longer features across news, culture, and food. We’re a small team that does big things!

You will be responsible for writing stories for Gothamist.com. Some may contain a mix of aggregation and our own reporting to advance the story, while others may emphasize substantive reportage that is influenced by the Gothamist "voice" that makes our aggregation trenchant and entertaining. In other words, journalists who mix skepticism with a keen eye for details and are excited to share ideas and act on them.

As the Digital Producer, you will sift through an ocean of news, discard pro forma filler, and elevate important, insightful, moving, or otherwise noteworthy stories with enriching context and without cliché. Candidates will also be a thoughful observer, dedicated to original thought—funny, but sometimes not. Sometimes, s/he will pick up the phone, send a raft of emails, or leave the office to bring back something original or unexpected for the post.

Candidates are also open-minded collaborators who are excited about the opportunities that a combined Gothamist/WNYC newsroom can offer in providing a definitive, authentic take on news and life in New York.

You should also be eager to think about how Gothamist continues to serve its audience of New Yorkers who want to be savvy about city issues—and present fresh ideas on how to reach those who might not have realized Gothamist was the resource they needed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Writing and reporting 2-4 stories per day (total output dependent on length and originality)
  • Willingness to work across different subject areas—news, food, and arts & culture
  • Working with editors to develop, pitch new story ideas
  • Appearing on WNYC platforms, including news shows, talk shows and podcasts
  • Creating content for social media platforms, newsletters, and other Gothamist & WNYC products

 Necessary skills and experience:

  • 1-5 years writing and/or reporting for a digital or print publication
  • Strong interest in New York City
  • Ability to multitask and take direction in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Desire to collaborate and brainstorm
  • Fluent understanding of social media platforms for research purposes
  • Familiarity with social media best practices
  • Basic photo editing skills
  • Ability to shoot photographs and videos a plus

 Benefits:

  • Full-time position (35 hours/week) with competitive compensation package
  • Eligible for full insurance benefits (medical, vision, dental, prescription)
  • Eligible for 403(B) Retirement Plan
  • Fantastic paid time off package including: vacation days, personal/sick days, and paid holidays

If you don't meet all the bullet points, but think you'd be a great candidate—apply and tell us why! 

You should respond to WNYC with a resume, a letter expressing interest and links to clips. 

New York Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between New York Public Radio and SAG-AFTRA.