News Reporting Fellowship: Crime and Public Safety

New Orleans, Louisiana

posted on June 10, 2018

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News Reporting Fellowship: Crime and Public Safety New Orleans Louisiana Job Description News Reporting Fellowship: Crime and Public Safety LA - New Orleans OPPORTUNITY SNAPSHOT This 12-month post-graduate fellowship will enable you to develop your multimedia journalism skills in a state-of-the-art digital newsroom in one of the most vibrant news cities in the world. As a full-time reporter in our New Orleans hub, you will be part of a newsgathering team whose work is showcased online at and in print in The Times-Picayune. If you have the drive to break news, the ambition to develop enterprise journalism, the willingness to engage readers and create communities around your coverage, and the entrepreneurial spirit to cover old-fashioned news in exciting new ways, then you can contribute to – and learn from – the award-winning news team of | The Times-Picayune. NOLA Media Group is a digitally-focused news organization encompassing all content, marketing and sales operations for and The Times-Picayune. By bringing together the quality journalism and in-depth coverage of The Times-Picayune with the up-to-the-minute information of, we are ensuring the communities we serve have 24/7 access to what's happening locally and around the world. THE REQUIREMENTS: To be a good fit for the Crime and Public Safety Reporting Fellowship, you will have: • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience • Experience in a collegiate or post-graduate newspaper or online newsroom, with proven reporting and writing ability • The ability to work under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately • Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure • Familiarity with SEO best practices • Experience taking photos as well as recording audio and video, with the ability to edit • An understanding of the methods and tools used to deliver content and the imperatives of multiple platforms, especially mobile • Proven ability to utilize a broad set of tools to tell stories and engage the audience • Experience using social media to source and promote content • The ability and desire to stay abreast of industry advances and to proactively consider new methods of reaching audiences including engaging, interactive and optimized product offerings THE ROLE: As a crime and public safety reporter assigned to our metro area, you will be expected to break news, develop enterprise reporting, engage your audience and aggregate relevant news content from other credible sources. You will work with an editor who guides coverage and mentors you in digital journalistic best practices, but you will be expected to develop mastery of your assignments and work independently on occasion. You will be based in a downtown newsroom but able to work remotely and equipped with the tools that enable you to do so effectively. Collaboration is a core value, so you must be able to work closely with other reporters, editors, photographers, graphic artists and digital operations staffers, and in doing so, to promote a company-wide spirit of innovation and collegiality. Your normal work hours will include nights and weekends, so schedule flexibility is key. You must be comfortable with the idea of reporting from crime scenes on a daily basis. Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities. KEYS TO SUCCESS: To excel in this role, you must be a relentless reporter and reliable writer committed to using all of the digital tools at your disposal to produce compelling multimedia content every working day. You should be able to proactively identify important stories and respond quickly, exercise sound editorial judgment and keep the quality of your news content consistent and engaging. You must have a demonstrated digital proficiency and a multimedia mindset. Because we are a digitally-focused newsroom that reports in real-time, you should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. You must be someone who excels under pressure and welcomes competition in the media marketplace. You should be equally comfortable working collaboratively and independently, whether contributing to a big story with a team of reporters, editors and photographers or identifying content topics and trends in a self-directed environment.

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expires on 08/09/2018