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Trending News Reporter

Trending News Reporter
Are you a reporter who loves the adrenaline rush of breaking news and being the first to publish the scoop? Has the pulse on who is breaking new ground, what issues are trending and how our readers can connect with the issues that matter most to themAs a Breaking News Reporter for, you will join a close-knit and collaborative team focused on community reporting, posting on a wide range of high-interest and high-impact topics.

The ideal candidate should be experienced, knowledgeable and well-sourced enough to break news and respond to emerging events with smart analysis.
Other responsibilities include:
  • Using social monitoring tools to stay on top of daily news and trending developments 
  • Crafting headlines with SEO best practices in mind 
  • Identifying and reporting timely stories and follow ups
  • Identifying and reporting on emerging and trending news stories
  • Prioritizing stories based on urgency, newsworthiness, and interest of the audience
  • Studying analytics performance to understand the types of stories that most appeal to readers and incorporating that knowledge into daily coverage

The ideal candidate will have the following:
  • Degree in Journalism or Communications or related field 
  • Minimum of 2 years of journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing 
  • Proven experience building, maintaining, and engaging an active audience
  • Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately
  • Demonstrated reporting, writing and organizational skills
  • Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
  • Understanding of search engine optimization practices
  • Experience with using social media to source and promote content
  • Demonstrated ability to capitalize on high-value topics by engaging audiences frequently
  • Understanding of the methods and tools used to deliver content across a variety of platforms such as web content management systems, blogging tools and social media platforms
  • Mastery of social media and digital interaction
  • Proven ability to utilize a broad set of tools to tell stories and engage the audience
  • Understanding of audience metrics and proven ability to leverage them to make choices about coverage
  • Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors
  • Ability to work independently and remotely, and effectively collaborate with team members and managers
  • Ability to work flexible schedules, including nights, weekends