MassLive.com, a leading digital media property in Massachusetts serving 5.5 million monthly unique visitors, is looking for a full-time Boston Celtics beat reporter to be based in the Boston area.
The Boston Celtics beat reporter will work closely with MassLive’s sports director and fellow Celtics reporter to maximize audience growth and community engagement.
Specifically, the reporter will be responsible for all aspects of original reporting and packaging digital content: writing, editing, as well as shooting photos & video. In addition, the 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. You will lead discussions with the audience, answer questions, respond to comments, engage with social media and represent the company on TV or radio.
Job requirements also include:
*A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or a related field, or equivalent experience
*3-5 years of journalism experience with a proven ability in breaking news of significance
*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;
*Ability to work under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately;
*Experience with SEO best practices;
*Comfort level producing multimedia including digital photography and video;
*Willingness to consistently engage audience including on social media;
*Ability to work independently and remotely, while maintaining operational communication with editor.
*Exceptional writing skills and familiarity with AP Style;
*Proficiency in MS Office Suite;
*Early adopter of new technologies, new processes and best practices for creating and maintaining digital content to grow audience;
*Results driven, with experience in a deadline-oriented environment;
*Excellent organizational and critical thinking skills; and
*Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, holidays, and weekends.
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Advance Local Media offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off, flexible holidays and parental leave as well as options for your healthcare.
MassLive.com is one of the largest news and information websites in Massachusetts and was recently recognized as the best news site in New England for 2019 by the New England Newspaper & Press Association. MassLive provides an essential 24/7 news, information and social interaction network. As an organization we aim to inform, engage and entertain, as well as promote active participation in the exchange of news and ideas because knowledge improves people’s lives. We embrace new ideas and innovation.
MassLive.com is a part of Advance Local Media, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 24 cities, reaching 50+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Fearlessness, and Customer Focus. For more information about Advance Local, please visit www.advancelocal.com.
Advance Local Media is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, encouraging applications from people of all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.