Do you have a love of the outdoors and enjoy writing about it? Advance Media New York is seeking an experienced Outdoors Reporter to join our award-winning news organization and create content for Syracuse.com, NYup.com and The Post-Standard.
On this beat, you’ll cover a wide variety of topics important to New York sports enthusiasts. This will be everything related to hunting, fishing, boating, skiing, hiking, camping, NY State Parks, wildlife and much more. This isn’t a calendar of events job; it’s digging in to provide important information to outdoor communities. We need a candidate who can create a network of contacts with wildlife and conservation agencies and find interesting stories from the local community.
To be a good fit, we need someone who will bring important stories to light, be willing to explore new topics and has ability to engage our audience and readers.
There may be times when we need to call on you to help with breaking news coverage, and some evening and weekend work may be required.
Job requirements also include:
- A Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or a related field, or equivalent experience
- 3-4 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, audio and video
- Willingness to consistently engage audience on social media
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.
Advance Media New York is a digitally focused news and information company serving Upstate New York. Advance Media New York publishes and operates an extensive portfolio of digital and print products featuring comprehensive in-depth content from Central New York’s largest news organization. Advance Media New York’s flagship brands are syracuse.com, the leading website in Central New York; The Post-Standard newspaper, which has served the Syracuse community since 1829; and NYup.com, the premier site for and about Upstate New York.
Advance Media New York 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 20 cities, reaching 58+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Customer-first, Inclusiveness, Collaboration and Forward-looking. 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.