Amazing Opportunity to Live in the Exquisite Hudson Valley Two Hours from New York City
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Reporter: Local Government & General Assignment
Job Posting: The Daily Catch, an independent, online, non-profit newspaper serving the Hudson Valley towns of Rhinebeck and Red Hook, seeks a full-time staff reporter to cover local government, features, and trends.
- Cover Board of Education, Town Board, and Planning Board meetings, several times a week .
- Report and write feature and trend stories.
- Use social media tools to find stories.
- Produce weekly beat notes detailing story plans/ideas for week ahead.
- Take photographs on your mobile phone for all stories you report.
- 1 year of journalistic work experience and clips to show it. Where significant aptitude is shown, The Daily Catch will consider applicants with less experience.
- A car and driver's license.
- Strong, accurate reporting and note-taking skills.
- Intense curiosity.
- Excellent time management.
Who Will Succeed in This Job: This is a terrific opportunity for the very curious aspiring journalist who wants to work hard, engage with a wide array of reporting assignments and benefit from the expertise and attention of an award-winning editor. A stint with The Daily Catch will give young reporters the bedrock training for a lifetime as a journalist and the tools, clips and confidence to forge a satisfying career.
About Our Area: Red Hook is a community of rolling farms, home to Bard College and a thriving arts and music scene. On Amtrak, New York City is 80-90 minutes away. Rhinebeck, 5 miles to the south, is the site of marvelous restaurants, history and beauty.
Salary and Benefits: $42,000-$50,000, commensurate with experience and talent. 15 PTO days per annum, to be used at the employer's and employee's mutual discretion. Flexible work schedules can sometimes be accommodated.
Housing: Affordable apartments are available in the Village of Tivoli (in our coverage area; home to many Bard students and recent Bard grads) and in Kingston, 20 minutes away on the west side of the Hudson River.
Hours: 40-hour week, including coverage of night meetings, typically 2 per week, and some weekend events.
To apply (follow these instructions closely): Please email resume and clips to emily@. Label your resume attachment with your full name and date, and follow this naming convention in the subject line of your email: Reporter Application Your Name. In your letter, make clear that you are familiar with The Daily Catch and describe why you make an ideal candidate for this job. Make sure to have read at least 10-20 stories from The Daily Catch.
Applicants of interest will be contacted by the editor. A tryout may be requested, for which The Daily Catch will pay a fee.