Newsday has an opening in our features department for a general assignment reporter to cover things to do and local entertainment and events. The ideal candidate is self-starter who can bring a creative approach to covering events, festivals, arts, entertainment and shopping on Long Island. Assignments may also include covering lifestyle trends on topics ranging from tech and fashion to family, holidays and restaurants.
We’re looking for a candidate who specializes in multi-platform storytelling— and that means finding innovative ways to layer great writing with social media, strong videos and utility-driven information. Those interested should be just as comfortable writing a 500-word advance of a local festival as compiling comprehensive online guides rounding up places to go and things to do. There will be Facebook Lives to host, Instagram stories to produce and collaborative segments with News12 to coordinate.
Ability to find fresh story angles and write concise, lively copy in keeping with ExploreLI’s tone and format. Experience covering breaking news on deadline is a plus.
Be proficient shooting IPhone photos and videos.
Be comfortable making appearances on local television and on all video platforms.
Have strong organization and time management skills, including the ability to prioritize and multi-task while working on multiple assignments. Details are a crucial part of the job.
Be flexible with scheduling—some night and weekend assignments are required.
Work well as a member of a team.
This job requires a valid driver’s license and car. Bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent.
Please send a cover letter, resume and samples of your work.
Newsday Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.
About Newsday Media Group
Newsday Media Group (NMG) is one of the nation’s most dynamic media organizations, serving Long Island and New York City through its portfolio of mobile and digital products, print publications and live events. With 19 Pulitzer Prizes and other esteemed awards for outstanding journalism, our mission and vision is to engage consumers and businesses by connecting them to the communities in which they live, work and play