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The Buffalo News, an award-winning news organization located in New York’s second-largest city, is seeking an enterprising reporter to write about issues of access and equity, and to share compelling stories from the multicultural communities that call the city and suburbs of Buffalo home.
The equity and culture reporter will provide analysis of social justice topics including food insecurity, racial injustice, voting rights, LGBTQ rights and health care access. This reporter will seek to become the leading voice in equity reporting in the community. Attending community events and utilizing social media to connect with residents will be an important part of this role. The ideal candidate will be digitally savvy and eager to find and tell stories that include context from those who are most affected. This reporter will also seek to share stories about the people and traditions of the growing immigrant and refugee population in the Buffalo Niagara region.
Job duties and skills: • Ability to produce content that is accurate, compelling and engages audiences. • Connect with the community through people-centered journalism and outreach (social media, forums, neighborhood events). • Ability to produce watchdog journalism. • Ability to use data journalism to spot key trends. • Experience with digital storytelling techniques on multiple platforms. • Ability to work on deadline. • Comfort using social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to enhance reporting and promote stories. • Deep understanding of reporting ethics and sourcing.
We strive to hire talented and dedicated people who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve. People of all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.
Why Buffalo? The city has seen a resurgence that makes it an exciting time to work and live here. The region has professional sports teams, a philharmonic, a growing waterfront, Niagara Falls, beautiful hikes and ski slopes all within a short drive.
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