Breaking News Reporter

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IndyStar is looking for a weeknight breaking news reporter. This reporter's emphasis will be public safety coverage, but will also entail some night time general assignment.

This position is perfect for a reporter who shows, urgency, versatility, resourcefulness and independence. This is a great opportunity to join a very strong news team at one of the Network's larger sites. Public safety/crime reporting experience is beneficial, but not required.

The job duties for this position include:

  • On-scene and phone reporting
  • Writing quickly and clearly in a competitive environment
  • Using iPhone to take pictures and record videos from crime scenes
  • Source-building local public safety organizations
  • Prolific use of social media, including Twitter to break news and Facebook to promote content
  • Understanding metrics and audience behavior
  • Communication with the digital desk, photo staff, public safety editor and other members of the public safety team


Beyond those journalism skills, the subject matter associated with this beat requires a special adherence to fairness, accuracy, good news judgment and the ability to report with compassion, sensitivity and the highest regard for ethics.
Work days are Monday-Friday. Shift typically starts at 3 p.m.

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