Digital Reporter (FT)

Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

New York, NY

PIX11 News is looking for a full-time passionate, talented and hard-working Digital Reporter to write and publish content on

The ideal candidate will have a passion for local news, with an emphasis on ideating, reporting and writing compelling stories that will generate page views and help take to the next level as an important source for local news and video.

The right person for this job will be an SEO expert, with an experienced eye for what makes a story interesting, and the ability to write multiple articles per day.

This role will include morning, evening and weekend shifts.

Position Responsibilities

  • Pitch, write and publish multiple original stories to each day. A comprehensive understanding of AP style is vital.
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment; break news both quickly and accurately. Digital Reporters are expected to pivot to breaking news stories, as well as generate “hour two” and “day two” content ideas that move the story forward.
  • Be proactive in content discovery, identify potential viral social media content, keep abreast of breaking local news and have a pulse on stories that are important to the PIX11 audience.
  • Have knowledge of SEO best practices and website optimization with a demonstrated track record of generating page views. The ability to write strong headlines is essential.
  • Be familiar with website analytics and how to use these metrics to inform future editorial decisions, grow our digital audience and drive page view traffic.
  • Copy edit content on, keeping in mind both grammar and AP style.
  • Write compelling social media copy and post stories to PIX11’s platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.

Requirements and skills ​

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of reporting or writing experience in a digital space or similar experience in a print or television newsroom.
  • Ability to work professionally with station staff to put out the best possible digital product. Applicants should possess the ability to work independently and as part of a larger team, including fellow digital producers, assignment editors, reporters and TV producers.
  • Passion for the news, digital presentation and a commitment to fairness and accuracy.
  • Curiosity about the latest digital tools and a willingness to experiment with new ways to tell stories and reach a wider audience.
  • Knowledge of the following tools is a plus: WordPress, Crowdtangle, Dataminr, Google Analytics, Google Trends.

At the time of your application, please be prepared to show at least five writing samples published within the last two years.