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PA Media Group

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (United States)


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Breaking News/Trending News Reporter

Job ID: 58116
Job Views: 554
Location: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Postal Code: 17050
Job Category: Newspapers,Online | New Media
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per hour
Posted: 02.06.2020

Job Description

Do you crave the adrenaline rush that comes with breaking a big story?

 Are you a natural at drilling down on that story and keeping it in the headlines for days?

 If so, PennLive is looking for a digital-savvy reporter to join our breaking news team.  You'll be covering Harrisburg city news including the Harrisburg School District which is a complex beat.

 The ideal candidate will be adept at developing sources on the city beat to regularly break news and dig deeper for thoughtful follows. You should be able to develop community contacts and sources.

 We need an individual who can quickly -- and frequently -- generate concise copy, compelling ledes and enticing SEO headlines.

 You also must be a collaborator, willing to work closely with our social media and photo/video teams. 


 PennLive is a statewide news gathering organization based in Harrisburg, the state's capital.We also have reporters in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.

 We regularly produce national, award-winning investigative, breaking news and enterprise content in news and sports. And, we average about 4.5 million unique visitors a month. Check us out at

 We're moving fast on this position, so apply today and provide clips of your stories and posts.  You can check out our company site to learn more about us.

 We offer competitive benefits, immediate 401k participation and generous paid time off program. Ours is an environment of constant learning and sharing throughout our teams. We offer training and support as a regular part of staff development.

PA Media Group is in the Greater Harrisburg, PA, region with communities such as Hershey and Gettysburg only 30 minutes away. Our area is home to many scenic parks and outdoor venues for outdoor enthusiasts or those looking to get off the beaten path. Concerts, theatre performances, arts events and community and ethnic festivals are part of our cultural landscape. If sports is your thing, we have Penn State football, Harrisburg Senators baseball, Hershey Bears hockey, golf courses and much more. We are just a short drive from Philly, NYC, Baltimore and Washington. Central PA is a great place to raise a family and we enjoy a lower cost of living than the previous mentioned cities.

PA Media Group is a digitally focused news and information company which publishes and operates  PennLive, The Patriot-News, and a growing suite of print and digital products. To learn more, visit our company website at PA Media Group is committed to being the most comprehensive, in-depth source of news and information for readers throughout Pennsylvania by continually striving to grow our audience and reach. Our award winning staff has been recognized with national and state awards, proving every day we can provide journalistic excellence in an online environment. 

PA Media Group is a part of Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 25 cities, reaching 50+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. Our company is built upon the values of Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Fearlessness, and Customer Focus. For more information about Advance Local, please visit

Advance Local is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.

Job Requirements

Required education, experience and skills:

-BA in Journalism, Communications, or related field

-Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic standards and story structure

-Ability to communicate clearly and professionally

-Proven ability to turn stories quickly and with accuracy

-Digital and social media skills and proficiency

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