Breaking News Reporter

Breaking News Reporter

Times Media, a Gannett Company and an award-winning member of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a breaking news reporter to cover this great city.

Do you ask great questions? Dig for stories and move quickly to bring news to readers? If you are passionate about the news of the day, wherever it might be found, fluent in multiple platforms, read on…

In this role, you will:
· Social media serves as a primary source and outlet for your work. Other sources include police and court records, press releases, scanner traffic, reader and staff news tips, etc.
· Be the on-scene reporter at breaking news events, posting updates, photos and videos for our mobile and desktop audiences while sharing the news through social media.
· Present and execute on ideas about how to connect breaking stories about crime, fires, traffic and notable news events to larger discussions about big issues: identity, poverty, St. Cloud’s history and the future of our growing community.
· Act as a public ambassador through community outreach, and will be expected to connect with readers — through social media, on camera and in person through live events.
· Work Tuesday through Saturday, starting at 6:00 a.m. Some nights or weekends are required.

Here’s what you need:
· Bachelor’s in Communication, Journalism, or equivalent experience and education
· 1-2 years of experience in daily journalism
· Embrace the digital focus of our publication
· Demonstrated ability to work independently on deadline.
· Master of time efficiency in a 24-hour newsroom
· Demonstrated collaborator within a cross-functional environment
· Experience developing a following around personal journalism through use of social media
· Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
· Strong social media skills required
· Expertise in shooting and posting 10 seconds of raw video on Facebook or Twitter as he or she is filing for print
· Strong organizational and planning skills
· Candidates must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, proof of insurance and their own transportation.
· The reporter will uphold the highest standards of journalist integrity and credibility.

Here’s what we have to offer:
· Competitive compensation
· Comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision coverage
· Life Insurance
· 401(K) Saving Plan
· Paid Time Off
· Paid Company Holidays
· Paid Time Off to Volunteer in the Community
· Employee Discount Program

Apply online: http://bit.ly/STCloudBreakingNewsReporter

About Times Media:
Times Media, a Gannett Co., Inc., is part of the Gannett Co. an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a 401(k) plan.
Times Media is committed to diversity and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer drug screen and background check.

About USA TODAY NETWORK:

The USA TODAY NETWORK is the largest local to national media network in the country. Powered by integrated and award-winning news organizations with deep roots in 92 local communities, plus USA TODAY, the multiplatform news network informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its diverse portfolio of digital, mobile, and publishing products. To connect with us, visit http://www.gannett.com/

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.

Apply online: http://bit.ly/STCloudBreakingNewsReporter