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Advance Local
Karen Benenati

Contact Email : kbenenati@advancelocal.com

220 S. Warren Street
Syracuse New York United States 13202

Web: https://www.advancemediany.com/

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Life & Culture Reporter


Job ID: 63755
Job Views: 242
Location: Syracuse, New York, United States
Postal Code: 13202
Job Category: Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Salary:
Posted: 09.29.2021

Job Description

As a Life and Culture Reporter at Advance Media New York, you'll be identifying and writing stories that introduce Central New York readers to the real people who make our community a rich, diverse, eclectic place to live.

We're looking for someone who is curious about the world around them, and who will use that curiosity to tell engaging, fun stories that generate conversation among readers. This includes doing enterprise reporting, writing profiles, previewing events, identifying and explaining regional, cultural and entertainment trends and more. We want you to write the kinds of stories people talk about that night over cocktails.

The ideal candidate for this job is a versatile storyteller who uses a variety of tools to engage readers, including print/digital media, photos, and videos.

What you'll need:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications or a related field
  • Minimum two years of journalism experience with a proven ability to write engaging copy that's clear and accurate
  • Ability to identify and pitch stories, and show judgment on what makes for good news
  • Ability to multitask, work independently on deadline and prioritize tasks
  • Solid understanding of the news industry and local market
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills
  • Proven ability to engage an audience on social media
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends, to help provide 24/7 media coverage
  • Ability to shoot and edit photos and video

The role:

The Life & Culture Reporter is part of a team of journalists who cover food and drink, the outdoors, the arts, history, events and more. The team works together to keep locals informed about who we are as a community.

You'll be responsible for developing a network of community sources to help keep readers up-to-date on new and interesting things taking place and the people who make those things happen. You'll be tasked with writing multiple stories each week ranging from news briefs to well-reported features. This job cannot be done from home -- you'll be expected to get out into the community and share what you find with readers in print and online.

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.

Our Company:

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 syracuse.com, the leading website in Central New York; The Post-Standard newspaper, which has served the Syracuse community since 1829; and NYup.com, 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 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.



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