Investigative/Enterprise Reporter – PA Media Group (Harrisburg, PA)

Investigative/Enterprise Reporter – PA Media Group (Harrisburg, PA)

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We’re seeking an enterprising reporter who isn’t content following the pack, but is constantly looking to break new ground.

This curious journalist should be skilled at cultivating sources and zeroing in on ideas for watchdog stories.

We want someone who can analyze data, dig through public records, and knock on doors to get stories no one else has.

PennLive.com and The Patriot-News, based in Pennsylvania’s capital city, are part of Advance Local Media, one of the country’s largest privately owned media companies.

We’ve had the largest audience of any news site in Pennsylvania for more than a year, which will give your work a wide reach.

We’re looking for a candidate who is comfortable juggling short-term enterprise with long-term investigative efforts, who is tenacious and creative in finding ways to overcome obstacles. We want a wordsmith who can engage readers with lively, conversational writing but someone who also understands the impact of visual storytelling.

If you’re a skilled reporter and writer – 3 or 4 years’ experience preferred but not essential – who is ready to take the next step in your career, you’ll want to talk to us.

Job requirements include:

  • Degree in journalism, communications, or related field
  • 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

Please include samples of your investigative/enterprise work or a link to your work.

We are paving the way for the future of digital news, yet we remain grounded in the ethics of solid journalism.

Comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, 401k with Company match, generous paid time off and other benefits such as paid parental leave and life insurance in addition to other optional benefit programs.

PA Media Group is a digitally focused news and information company which publishes and operates PennLive, The Patriot-News and a growing suite of digital, video and print products. The Pulitzer Prize winning Patriot-News has been serving the communities and people of central Pennsylvania since 1854. PA Media Group is committed to being the most comprehensive, in-depth source of news and information for readers throughout the state.

PA Media Group 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. 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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