Springfield Multimedia News Reporter

This position offers you the “best of both worlds”: the excitement of a company enjoying strong growth and the stability and resources of an Internet company with an established brand and a strong local audience. MassLive.com has a proven track record for delivering quality local news and information to the residents of Western Massachusetts and we have seen significant growth in the eastern part of the state. We served over 3.2 million visitors* last month and we’re looking for a passionate Springfield Multimedia News Reporter to join our editorial team. The Multimedia Reporter will work closely with website managers to maximize audience growth and community engagement. The Multimedia Reporter will be responsible for all aspects of original reporting and packaging digital content including writing, editing, digital photography and video production. In addition, our reporter will be expected to maintain a consistent presence in the community, both in person and on major social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter.

Requirements
To be a good fit for the Springfield Multimedia News Reporter opportunity you will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications or related field;
  • No less than 2 years relevant professional news reporting experience;
  • Strong Multimedia skills;
  • Comfort level producing and packaging digital content;
  • Ability to write iteratively and often;
  • Proven ability to report, write clean copy and copy edit (AP style);
  • Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic standards and story structure;
  • Ability to aggregate from credible sources;
  • Experience with SEO best practices;
  • Willingness to consistently engage audience on social media and MassLive comment streams;
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining operational communication with supervisors;
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite;
  • Experience with blogging software or content management systems a plus;
  • Early adopter of new technologies, new processes and best practices for creating and maintaining digital content to drive audience growth;
  • Results driven, with experience in a deadline-oriented environment;
  • Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills; and
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional nights, holidays and weekends.
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