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Digital First Media Reporter in READING, Pennsylvania

The Reading Eagle, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is seeking a Reporter to join the team! MediaNews Group offers news reporting and third party advertising and marketing opportunities through its multi-platform products which include: web, mobile, tablet, and print. We are one of the largest media groups in the U.S., serving high-value audiences and connecting advertisers to them. MNG publishes award-winning content (49 Pulitzers) that amasses and engages a nationwide audience via 800 multi-media platforms including web, mobile, social, and print. We are transforming the news industry.

The Reading Eagle is looking for a full-time, aggressive, enterprising and inquisitive general assignment reporter who will be able to cover breaking and enterprise news and write stories and briefs.

We want someone who can report thoroughly and write quickly and clearly in high-pressure, deadline situations, as well as handle longer-term planning, development and execution of in-depth news features.


We are looking for someone with a full range of digital skills, with the ability to use social media and to shoot photos and video, as well as edit, and be willing and ready to learn and master the latest technologies to assist in news gathering and storytelling.

  • Degree in journalism, communication or equivalent experience.

  • The preferred candidate has experience at a daily newspaper or online news outlet.

  • Relevant experience includes news reporting and writing, shooting video, using social media, creating enterprising content.

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong reporting, writing, organizational and story structure skills.

  • Understands imperatives of emerging and existing platforms including web, mobile and print.

  • Meets production deadlines.

  • Contributes to a positive culture of teamwork and collaboration.

  • Experiments with new digital tools and platforms.

  • Must be flexible to work evenings, weekends and/or holidays as well as odd hours if necessary and as required.

  • Must submit 4-6 writing samples or link to portfolio with resume and application.

Requisition ID: 2019-2260

Employment Type: Regular

External Company Name: Digital First Media

External Company URL: http://www.medianewsgroup.com/

Street: 345 PENN ST