Newsroom Reporter

Hearst Communications, Inc.

Bad Axe, MI


Newsroom Reporter


The Huron Daily Tribune, (a Hearst Newspapers subsidiary), is seeking a proactive and digitally-savvy News Reporter to join our dynamic team. This role is ideal for a creative journalist who thrives under pressure, enjoys the challenge of meeting multiple deadlines daily, and is committed to crafting engaging content for both online and print media.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Consistently produce a minimum of 10-15 bylines per week, ensuring at least one publication per day, supplemented with multimedia assets.
  • Develop and write a diverse array of stories for different audience segments, including both subscribers and general readers.
  • Conduct in-depth reporting to deliver at least one enterprise story each quarter that meets the highest journalistic standards.
  • Participate actively in daily content planning meetings and discussions to align team goals and strategies.
  • Source, shoot, or create multimedia content such as photos and videos, and package this content attractively for both digital and print platforms.
  • Engage with and grow a loyal digital subscriber base by effectively using social media platforms and other digital communication tools.
  • Utilize content management systems adeptly, with a commitment to learning and mastering these systems quickly through internal training.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, or a related field, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Strong grasp of news writing, journalistic ethics, and the narrative storytelling techniques essential for print and digital media.
  • Proficient in AP style, with a keen understanding of SEO and social media best practices.
  • Ability to manage time effectively, multitask, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Basic photography skills and familiarity with digital content creation tools and platforms are preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Success Measures:

  • Effective gathering and crafting of news stories that resonate with and expand our audience base.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate in content presentation to enhance reader engagement and satisfaction.
  • Successful management of digital content to optimize reach and impact across web and social media platforms.
  • Continuous development of professional skills through participation in internal training and staying updated with industry trends.

Why Join Us?

  • Opportunity to work with a leading news organization that values integrity and creativity.
  • Engage with a broad audience and make a significant impact in the community.
  • Work in a supportive environment that encourages professional growth and development.
  • Competitive benefits and opportunities for career advancement.

About the Huron Daily Tribune

The Huron Daily Tribune is a daily newspaper in Bad Axe, Michigan. The newspaper serves Huron County, in the upper part of "The Thumb". Its parent company, Huron Publishing Company, is owned by Hearst Corporation.

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