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General Assignment Reporter

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7 Sep 2023

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Western Pennsylvania's largest newspaper and winner of both the 2022 and 2023 Keystone Media Awards' top honor among the state's largest newsrooms, is looking for a talented general assignment reporter to join our News & Investigations team. This general assignment reporter will be counted on to respond to breaking news, exercise sound news judgment on deadline, and produce a steady flow of enterprise on a wide variety of topics that readers can't get anywhere else. Applicants should have the ability to identify stories, wrangle public records from government officials, and execute both short-term enterprise and long-range projects.


The PG, which won the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news in 2019 and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2020 for local reporting, is dedicated to investigative journalism that holds the powerful accountable.


The reporter would be a member of a Post-Gazette's news team that has taken on major regional stories that range from deadly and abusive group homes and money laundering in the U.S. steel industry to a failed public housing program that left residents in decrepit and dangerous conditions.



Ability to develop a wide range of sources on variety of news subjects

A proven record to write timely, well-reported and thought-provoking stories

Eager to be part of a transforming newsroom working to provide deep coverage of a diverse and changing community

Ability to collaborate with the visuals team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (photos, videos and graphics); produces photos and video as needed

Able to juggle daily, short-term enterprise and long-term enterprise stories.

Strong command of AP grammar and style

Strong copy-editing skills and the ability to produce content that is fair, accurate and thorough


Other Things to Know

Competitive salary and benefits package

We encourage everyone to apply who shares our passion for indispensable journalism and our drive to create a sustainable business model to support it.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Post-Gazette is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture, and we encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with special needs.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree, preferably in journalism

2 to 5 years of reporting experience preferred

Ability to use social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat)

Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills

Display exceptional work ethic, time management, and organizational skills


The Employer is involved in a labor dispute at its place of business. 

Offered employment is in place of employees involved in labor dispute.

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  • Job Reference: 1108272659-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2023
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application