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485 US Highway 1 S
Iselin New Jersey United States 08830


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Retail Reporter

Job ID: 60732
Job Views: 1163
Location: Iselin, New Jersey, United States
Postal Code:
Job Category: Online | New Media,Media Business Positions,Publishing
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 04.08.2021

Job Description

NJ Advance Media ( is seeking a beat reporter to cover local retail in New Jersey.

Retail is a multi-billion dollar industry in New Jersey, and a content area our audience craves. They want to know what’s opening and closing, and where new jobs will be created. This position will include creating and aggregating content about new businesses, chains, restaurants, and store openings and closings around the state.
The Reporter is critical to our organizational success and is charged with covering news for the state's largest news website. This is a fast-paced beat in a dynamic, engaged community.

The right candidate is versatile and understands the importance of breaking news quickly and accurately.  The ideal candidate puts forth story ideas; and enjoys engaging with readers.

The ideal candidate will be motivated to own the retail beat. In addition to writing multiple articles daily, the candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to our affiliate revenue and commerce initiatives. We are looking for someone who is competitive with strong writing, communication, and social media skills. An understanding of SEO best practices is encouraged.

We are paving the way for the future of digital news, yet we remain grounded in the ethics of solid journalism.The job will mostly be during business hours. We are currently working remotely until it is safe to return to an office setting.

Advance Local Media offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package including generous paid time off, flexible holidays and parental leave as well as options for your healthcare.

NJ Advance Media is a company positioned for the future. We embrace the rapidly evolving digital landscape and are committed to developing new solutions across current and emerging media to help advertisers grow their businesses. In addition to flexible advertising opportunities with powerful media vehicles that we represent, we offer custom digital solutions from web and mobile site development, to a sophisticated array of search and social media optimization and targeted display solutions to reach audiences on all platforms.

Our focus is on developing a real-time approach to reporting news, sports and entertainment content for consumption across all platforms and devices throughout New Jersey and Easton, PA. On and, we ensure the communities we serve have 24/7 access to the news and information that's most relevant locally, regionally and beyond. Our quality journalism and in-depth coverage is provided locally in The Star-Ledger, The Hunterdon County Democrat, The Suburban News, The Times of Trenton, South Jersey Times and The Express-Times.

NJ Advance Media is a part of Advance Local Media, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 24 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 Media is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, encouraging applications from people of all backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.



Job Requirements

You should apply if you have:

  • Minimum 1 year journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing
  • A solid understanding of news writing, journalism ethics and story structure
  • The ability to work independently and prioritize tasks appropriately
  • A passion for informing readers, as well as digesting and understanding audience metrics
  • The skills to find and create content via social media mining
  • A competitive nature and mindset

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