Pennsylvania - Stroudsburg
Ad Posted On:
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
About the Job
The Pocono Record is seeking a versatile reporter with at least two years daily reporting experience for a dynamic beat bubbling with news.
This is a traditional blended beat of municipalities and a school district but don’t let that fool you: Among other things, it’s home to a large but complicated public school district; a proposed $350 million resort that would be home to the biggest indoor water park in the world and a township roiling in political finger-pointing.
The successful candidate will understand and know how to drill for meaty stories that go beyond the superficial coverage of public meetings. This position calls for a watchdog reporting mentality, a demonstrated ability to dig up public records and tell stories with impact.
Working closely with his/her editor, the reporter will also be expected to develop bigger enterprise/investigate/trend stories that rise above day-to-day coverage. Smarts, hustle and a willingness to learn are musts. A fluency in Excel, social media and digital news platforms are pluses.
Applicants must have a proven background and experience in hard news. If your experience is exclusively in writing features or turning out press releases, please do not apply. If you want to make a difference, have a passion for reporting and want to work in a small newsroom that fights above its weight class, send your resume and a sample of your best work.
Please email resumes to: email@example.com