GoLocal is Growing — Job Description: Political Reporter

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

GoLocal is looking to add another reporter to the team
Rhode Island’s largest local all-digital news site is seeking a reporter ready to jump in and cover one of the most dynamic beats in America — the Rhode Island political scene.

This position is the perfect job for those looking to do significant news and political journalism in a state that loves politics.

GoLocal is one of the fastest growing and most successful local digital news sites in America. 

Recently, GoLocal engaged John Della Volpe of Harvard’s Kennedy School to conduct polling of Rhode Islanders. As a company, we have a firm commitment to grow our coverage and expand our staff.

Covering the most interesting State House in America
Earlier this year, GoLocal launched a two-hour live daily broadcast - “GoLocal LIVE" - which has attracted millions of views and guests from across the globe including former Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, NYT bestselling author Ben Mezrich, and Governors Gina Raimondo and Lincoln Chafee multiple times. GoLocal LIVE has interviewed more than 900 newsmakers over the eight-plus months since it started. 

To get this job, you’ll have a nose for news, clean writing, and the skills to craft a lede that captures readers’ attention

Requirements:

A year or more of reporting experience at a daily or weekly is preferred, but smart people with a commitment to excellence will be considered.

Photography and video experience is a big plus.

Must be comfortable using social media to promote stories.

Must be self-motivated, innovative and creative.

GoLocal has partnered with John Della Volpe at Harvard for ongoing polling
Must be able to manage multiple daily deadlines and multiple priorities while maintaining professionalism in the workplace.

Possess a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field or equivalent experience.

It offers a competitive salary, and benefits, vacation, sick, holiday pay.

To apply, email a cover letter, resume and three or four work samples that demonstrate your talent. PLEASE only send relevant writing samples.

We are a drug-free workplace, and all applicants considered for employment may be asked to take and pass a post-offer drug screen and a background check prior to commencing employment. We are an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply:

Send three to four writing samples and resume to [email protected]

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