Advertised Summary Job Description: Columbia Journalism Review is seeking a Senior Staff Writer. Funded by the Delacorte Center/New York Community Trust, the incumbent will be an experienced reporter who will play a lead role in covering the media industry. Whether it is profiling emerging players in the field, unearthing important news, or exploring the dynamics reshaping newsrooms, this reporter will become a dominant voice for CJR and, as such, a dominant voice on media reporting in the country. We want someone who can break news fast and dominate the conversation on social media, but who can also write and report long-form magazine stories with elegance and originality. This reporter will also partner with the editor and publisher to develop young talent on staff as well as students at the graduate school.
Produce a regular stream of high-impact pieces that help to define the rapid changes taking place in journalism. These should possess a combination of rigorous reporting and trenchant analysis.
Write regularly off the news, generating original takes and keeping CJR in the current.
Write for CJR's long-form print magazine, and help the rest of the staff in shaping its content
Be a leader in developing coverage plans for CJR through regular participation in newsroom discussions on coverage ideas.
Appear regularly on TV and other media outlets and develop a strong social media presence.
Contribute to and help organize CJR's podcast, "The Kicker," and help to develop other podcasts or extensions of the CJR brand
Write and contribute to CJR's daily and weekly email newsletters and its print publication
Other duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent required, and a minimum of 3-5 years related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Experience producing well written and reported magazine-style writing.
Strong knowledge of the media industry, including a facile understanding of the trends and personalities shaping the industry.
Strong knowledge and comfort working in the digital space, including an already established and robust social media presence.
Strong analytical skills and a proven ability to juggle multiple stories and tasks.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience as a reporter for well-regarded media outlets, nationally or regionally. A demonstrated ability to produce stories at a fast pace, as well as work that was more deeply reported.
Advanced degree preferred.
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