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Local Field Reporter/Editor

Job ID: 58617
Job Views: 4632
Location: Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
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Job Category: Online | New Media
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Posted: 03.03.2021

Job Description

Patch needs local journalists who love to set the local news agenda. Our readers deserve passionate, dogged journalists with an eye for a good story. If you have an enterprising spirit, if you don't need a city editor to assign stories to you, Patch may be just right for you.

We're seeking local field editor candidates for potential new positions in:

Patch is committed to strengthening our communities through news coverage and building a team of journalists to match the cultural diversity of our country. This work-from-home position comes with competitive benefits as well as a crew of smart, witty, helpful colleagues.

Please visit to learn more about working at Patch and the stories Patch reports. When applying, please indicate your geographic area of interest. If you're interested in a full-time job with us, email a cover letter, resume and links to your work to 

Job seekers interested in other possible locations are free to apply as well.

Ranked among the U.S.'s 50 most-read websites, Patch has grown its editorial team by 10 percent a year for the last three years. Patch's business growth has been covered in the Wall St. Journal, New York Times, Ad Age, and other industry press.

Job Requirements

Preferred local reporter/editor candidates are:

  • passionate about community journalism
  • enthusiastic, competitive and driven to produce quality work
  • capable of turning a clever, smart headline
  • savvy about social media and SEO
  • eager to learn

On a daily basis, our staffers:

  • spot scoops, break stories and report them in real time
  • write headlines; select photos; report original news; aggregate/curate local news of interest
  • work collaboratively with colleagues and independently when necessary
  • organize their local home pages and newsletters according to best practices
  • run Patch-branded social media channels
  • study key metrics to monitor performance and improve tactics
  • use the latest digital tools

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