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Whether you're a wordsmith who's passionate about storytelling, a visual artist that has a unique perspective, or someone who wants to connect with local businesses and help tell their story, we want to work with the best in Rochester.

Below are our current job openings.

(If you don't see any current job postings, don't hesitate to pass along your resume to themail@rochester-citynews.com.)



CITY NEWSPAPER REPORTER
Rochester, NY

Are you all about Rochester? Do you move easily between its neighborhoods, suburbs, and halls of power? Is the fire in your belly to tell local stories that matter and that no one else is telling?

CITY Newspaper, the leading alternative print and digital media outlet in Rochester, N.Y., has an immediate opening for a news reporter fluent in public records searches and journalism best practices.



We want a writer with personality who can break news, cultivate sources, and is as adept at covering spot news as crafting long-form pieces that explore angles beyond the headline of the week.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned storyteller whose writing is infused with as much plumbing as poetry, someone who can attend a City Council or school board meeting and spot a nugget of news that goes unnoticed by every other reporter in the room.

CITY is a healthy blend of news, culture, and commentary, that examines and celebrates life in the greater Rochester region. Because CITY is owned by Rochester Area Media Partners, a subsidiary of WXXI Public Broadcasting Council, an NPR and PBS affiliate, opportunities for reporters to expand their work to radio and television abound.

The successful candidate would be expected to write two to three stories of varying depth and lengths each week, shoot photographs and video when necessary, maintain an active presence on social media, and have fun doing it. Three years of newspaper, alt-weekly, or magazine experience are preferred.

CITY is committed to diversity. In addition to a competitive compensation and benefits package, we offer an inclusive, casual-attire environment.

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants may send resume, cover letter, and links to five clips (or attach a PDF of print clips) to hr@wxxi.org with the subject heading, “CITY Newspaper Reporter.”

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

POSITION: Reporter

DIVISION: CITY Newspaper

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time

REPORTS TO: Editor

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Reports and writes news and feature stories, including spot and enterprise news, that inform, entertain, and elevate public discourse on issues of import to the greater Rochester region.

Delivers stories in multiple platforms, including audio and video packages.

Collaborates with the CITY editor and WXXI news directors and journalists to share content and identify joint projects.

Taps advanced knowledge of social media to help shape and promote coverage and build relationships with sources and audience.

REQUIREMENTS:
At least three years of experience as a working journalist in print and digital environments (a journalism/communications degree is preferred).

Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Self-motivated, self-directed, curious, flexible, and detail-oriented.

Commitment to high-quality local journalism.

PREFERRED SKILLS:
Working knowledge of maintaining databases.
Ability to speak Spanish.

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