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Philadelphia Phillies beat writer — Philly.com

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    We're the Philadelphia Media Network (PMN), the company behind the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Daily News and Philly.com. Our fast-changing newsroom is committed to telling great stories and deepening our connection with the communities we serve. We’re owned by the non-profit Lenfest Institute for Journalism, and we’re at the very center of the mission to create a lasting future for ambitious local journalism.

    Multimedia reporting and writing on all things Phillies, from game stories, sidebars and notebooks, to enterprise and feature stories for all platforms. Includes participating in live and taped video, audio podcasts, TV/radio appearances, and baseball stories that have a Philly flavor. We would want a candidate to have a plan for how you think we can cover the Phillies in a way that meets the needs and desires of our audience by creating best-in-the marketplace content that will draw subscribers to a paid metered site, addresses our pursuit of page views, audience engagement and brand building, all while maintaining our trusted dedication to the day-to-day details of the team.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Always report fairly, accurately and thoroughly
    • Ensure reporting offers a window on the communities we serve, that reflect their spirit, their personalities, their diversity
    • Dig for and gather news and information; synthesize it in strong prose
    • Make use of visual elements to augment storytelling
    • Build subject matter expertise and audience around a topic and cultivate sources
    • Aggregate topical news from other sources and add value
    • Use social media both as a reporting tool and as a venue for promoting work


    • Proficient in digital content management tools (e.g., WordPress, Clickability)
    • Use social media for newsgathering and audience development
    • Basic photo editing skills
    • Comfort with fast-paced incremental storytelling (e.g., social media updates, live blogging)
    • Basic data literacy and analysis skills and ability to build simple charts, graphs, maps with in-house tools
    • Ability to gather, edit and post basic video and audio
    • Ability to work remotely via smartphone or laptop computer
    • Ability to interpret audience analytics to inform newsgathering decisions
    • Understanding of platforms and audiences and ability to compose stories appropriate to the platform of publication (e.g., voice, style, formatting, hyperlinks)
    • Write headlines that sell a story across platforms; basic knowledge of SEO techniques
    • Use accepted newsroom tools for planning, authoring, communicating, etc.
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