Advertised Summary Job Description: Funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation and the Knight Foundation, the incumbent will be a senior reporter with experience covering the intersection of media and new media, including the social networks, other technology companies, and newly formed partisan web sources. Whether it is profiling emerging players in the field, unearthing important news, or exploring the dynamics reshaping the industry, this reporter will become a dominant voice for CJR and, as such, a dominant voice on media reporting in the country. He or she will establish CJR as the single most important source on these new journalistic gatekeepers, creating a template of deep and off-the-news reporting that others will follow. The writer will have a vibrant and large following on social media, as well as a familiarity with on-air commentary and podcasts.
This position is grant funded for one year, continuation beyond that time period will be dependent on further grant funding and performance.
Produce a regular stream of high-impact pieces that help to define the rapid changes taking place in journalism, particularly as it relates to the industry's new digital gatekeepers. 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. Report on important stories thoroughly, and present in engaging ways, both online and in print. Create compelling content that engages audiences.
Write for CJR's long-form print magazine. Works closely with the rest of the staff, at different experience levels, in shaping 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. Understand key social metrics and act on insights gathered from them.
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
Performs other related duties, as needed
General Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent related experience required. Experience: Minimum of 5-7 years related experience
Other Skills: Experience producing well-written and reported magazine-style writing. Strong knowledge of the media and technology industries, 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.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Experience as a reporter for well-regarded media outlets, nationally or internationally. 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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