August 20, 2010

Newsday hiring young journalists

Newsday, a 330,000-circulation daily newspaper in Long Island, is seeking tech-savvy community journalists to bolster its local coverage. They're also offering a two-year paid internship in their features section.

Community Journalists will create neighborhood sections within that give readers rapid-fire news and information throughout each day. Will cover a specific community or region and be required to report breaking news, stories, shoot video and photos, maintain community event calendars and update blogs and social media feeds. Develop local business listing pages and engage users to get involved with posting comments, feedback and shared experiences. Community Journalists will work from the office, from home, the coffee shop, their vehicle or even a local school board meeting. The goal is to become the go to person for real-time community coverage. Will cultivate sources from the community and develop relationships to build out broad bases of information to post on Newsday.com.

The ideal candidate will have six months to two years of news reporting experience within a newsroom, magazine or blog-board with a Bachelors’ degree in Journalism, Mass Communications or related field. Solid copyediting and writing skills required to capture and engage an interactive audience with relevant content, news, blogs, polls, video and pictures. Will be comfortable working remotely within the towns/communities assigned and have flexibility to work various shifts to cover news and related events and consistent ability to meet deadlines. Reliable transportation is required.

Apply online.

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