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THE CITY
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New York, NY
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Published 27 days ago

THE CITY (THECITY.nyc), an independent nonprofit news platform dedicated to serving the people of New York through hard-hitting journalism, is seeking a reporter to cover one of the city’s boroughs (borough TBD) and break local news that resounds beyond the neighborhood.

As a critical member of THE CITY’s team, you’ll work in a vibrant (semi-virtual — for now) newsroom filled with extraordinary journalists dedicated to reporting the news that matters most to New Yorkers (https://thecity.nyc/about/team.html).

KEY SKILLS

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a scoop machine who generates exclusive, high-impact stories on both short-turnaround pieces and longer-term, in-depth projects
  • Arrive with relevant sources or have a demonstrated ability to cultivate them quickly
  • Produce engaging work that’s driven by people and grounded in data, interviews and research
  • Show creativity and resilience in reporting and research amid whatever challenges come
  • Turn out sharp prose and firmly structured stories on deadline
  • Know how to effectively use digital reporting and engagement methods, via social media and more, to propel a story, from the reporting to post-publication
  • Embrace THE CITY’s mission of service to the people of New York — and deliver on it

KEY CHARACTERISTICS

  • Brim with energy, ideas and story pitches
  • Work well with others in a fast-moving, deadline-driven newsroom filled with people passionate about the power and importance of local news
  • Stand out as an excellent all-around communicator
  • Make complex information compelling to non-experts
  • Find innovative solutions to challenges
  • Work with editors to set ambitious goals — and meet them
  • Show tenacity and grit, with a passion for follow-up
  • Won’t rest until the job is done (spoiler alert: The job is never done).
  • Thrive in a start-up environment and be ready to grow with THE CITY

PREFERRED MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate degree from four-year college/university
  • Three years relevant work experience

THE CITY is committed to diversity and especially encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.

COMPENSATION

Compensation, which is commensurate with experience, is competitive and includes health, dental, vision, 401k and vacation benefits.

PROCESS

To apply, click below to fill out our application form. You’ll need to upload a resume and cover note via the form, as well as provide links to work samples.


THE CITY (THECITY.nyc), an independent nonprofit news platform dedicated to serving the people of New York through hard-hitting journalism, is seeking a reporter to cover one of the city’s boroughs (borough TBD) and break local news that…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

Compensation, which is commensurate with experience, is competitive and includes health, dental, vision, 401k and vacation benefits.

Compensation, which is commensurate with experience, is competitive and includes health, dental, vision, 401k and vacation benefits.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

To apply, click below to fill out our application form. You’ll need to upload a resume and cover note via the form, as well as provide links to work samples.

To apply, click below to fill out our application form. You’ll need to upload a resume and cover note via the form, as well as provide links to work samples.

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