At MassLive, we have no shortage of stories to chase. We’re seeking a News Reporter with a proven record of breaking news reporting, identifying trending topics and producing pieces that promote conversation and prompt action.
The right candidate understands the importance of breaking news quickly and accurately, is versatile and can add a human perspective to hard news stories. This is a fast-paced beat in a dynamic newsroom. MassLive is one of the largest news websites in Massachusetts. We thrive on delivering breaking news to readers wherever they are, quickly, as well as deep-dive investigative reporting.
This position will be based in MassLive’s downtown Worcester office, opened in 2018 as part of the site’s statewide expansion. In a continually shifting media landscape shaped by declining revenues for many legacy companies, MassLive Media continues to make strategic investments in targeted growth areas including Worcester County.
In Western Mass, the traditional core market for the site and its affiliated newspaper The Republican, the site has been the digital leader since its launch in 1998 and has one of the deepest market penetrations in the country. MassLive also covers Greater Boston on a daily basis, covering breaking news, the State House, and major storylines while also providing pro sports coverage with beat writers traveling with the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics.
You should apply to our Worcester News Reporter role if you:
Are a high-energy reporter who can work with efficiency, creativity, accuracy and good judgment
Really want to be first to report something
Engage on social media platforms regularly and follow trends
Are a news junkie with a pulse on the big stories happening at any given moment
Have humility, a sense of humor, relentless curiosity and bring passion to your reporting
Have skills in digital storytelling via text, photo and video
Job requirements include:
Degree in journalism, communications, or related field
Proven talent in journalism reporting and writing
Experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience
Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately
Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
Demonstrated capability in capitalizing on high-value topics by engaging audiences in frequency and urgency
Mastery of social media and digital interaction
Skills for utilizing a broad set of tools to tell stories and engage the audience
Advance Local Media offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off, flexible holidays and parental leave as well as options for your healthcare.
MassLive.com is one of the largest news and information websites in Massachusetts and was recently recognized as the best news site in New England by the New England Newspaper & Press Association. MassLive provides an essential 24/7 news, information and social interaction network. As an organization we aim to inform, engage and entertain, as well as promote active participation in the exchange of news and ideas because knowledge improves people's lives. We embrace new ideas and innovation.
MassLive.com is a part of Advance Local Media, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 20 cities, reaching 58+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Customer-first, Inclusiveness, Collaboration and Forward-looking. For more information about Advance Local, please visit www.advancelocal.com.
Advance Local Media is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, encouraging applications from people of all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.