The Press Group Community Newspapers seeks a freelance journalist to cover one or multiple public affairs beats in northeast Bergen County.
The successful candidate will attend one or two public meetings on weekday evenings each week and file news reports remotely for print and online publication.
The ideal candidate will be able to report breaking news and also follow the long term arch or trajectory of local issues while continuing to file stories in regular intervals.Interviews and correspondence with public officials will be necessary, as will be correspondence with editor(s) to work in tandem while meeting organizational priorities.
– Strong news sense rooted in principles of journalistic integrity;
– Superior written and verbal communication skills;
– Own mode of transportation;
– Ability to file electronic stories remotely while meeting deadlines.