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Syracuse New York United States 13202


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Reporter, New York Cannabis Insider

Job ID: 63512
Job Views: 4694
Location: Syracuse, New York, United States
Postal Code: 13202
Job Category: Newspapers,Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 05.21.2023

Job Description

Are you a passionate storyteller or a voracious digger of truth? Are you obsessed with filing FOILs, staying up late to track congressional bills or learning about the trials and tribulations of small business owners? If so, we may have the job for you.

New York Cannabis Insider is a new subscriber-only publication for the tens of thousands of people set to enter the state's cannabis marketplace. We're looking for a Reporter to cover this emerging multibillion-dollar industry and to help us build something brand new from the ground up.

In the role, expect to:

  • Juggle narratives, break news, write trend and analysis pieces as well as assemble panels of industry experts and moderate monthly live events
  • Keep a constant eye on Albany, along with key government oversight agencies in the cannabis space
  • Become a respected and reliable source of information for New York's cannabis insiders
  • Participate in NYCI conferences and events
  • Maintain an "equity mindset" by holding government and businesses accountable to the social equity provisions in the state's cannabis law
Because the cannabis marketplace touches so many industries -- legal, real estate, small business, banking, distribution, agriculture, the environment, politics, etc. -- we're encouraging reporters with experience covering any of those areas to apply. We will prioritize those who have shown an ability to synthesize complicated information into digestible stories.

This position can be based anywhere within New York State, though our newsroom in Syracuse is a nice place to be.

About the team:

You will be part of a small team at an established media company that cares deeply about work-life balance, is open to trying new things and is always seeking to engage with new communities. Advance Media New York is a digitally focused news and information company serving Upstate New York and its flagship brands are:
  •, the leading website in Central New York
  • The Post-Standard newspaper, which has served the Syracuse community since 1829
  •, the premier site for and about Upstate New York

This position will work closely with NYCI's editor and publisher, Brad Racino, who spent that past 10 years as an investigative reporter and editor in California before returning to the wonderful, bone-chilling winters -- and gorgeous summers -- of Central New York.

Advance Local Media offers competitive pay, bonuses and a comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off, flexible holidays and parental leave, as well as options for your healthcare.

Come join us.

Advance Media New York is a digitally focused news and information company serving Upstate New York. Advance Media New York publishes and operates an extensive portfolio of digital and print products featuring comprehensive in-depth content from Central New York's largest news organization. Advance Media New York's flagship brands are, the leading website in Central New York; The Post-Standard newspaper, which has served the Syracuse community since 1829; and, the premier site for and about Upstate New York.

Advance Media New York 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

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.

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