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Reporting Fellow

Company: Advance Local : Cleveland.com
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Journalistic fellowship with a paid master's degree and full-time job opportunity!
As part of our ongoing commitment to building diverse newsrooms that reflect the communities we serve, Advance Local Media is offering an exciting and unique opportunity to pursue a paid online master's degree with the Syracuse University Newhouse School of Communications.

Through this diversity fellowship program, you will receive real-life experience working with the Advance Ohio Media Group and Cleveland.com while earning your master's degree. The program features a flexible work start date to coincide with Syracuse University's online academic term, beginning in April.
Advance Ohio (a company of Advance Local Media) is a digitally focused company that operates cleveland.com and Sun News and is responsible for multimedia ad sales, marketing and content for The Plain Dealer, Sun News, and cleveland.com.
As an Advance Local Reporting Fellow with Advance Ohio, you will be part of a dynamic and inclusive newsroom team focused on local journalism for one of the country's largest privately owned media companies. Your success will come from producing news stories for various platforms while meeting audience demand for immediacy, depth and engagement. You'll be supported by our leadership team, your colleagues, and our commitment to provide resources for your successful journalism career.
In your role during the academic program, you will:


Help us tell stories through written text and video thatgo beyond the who and what, to give thehowandwhythathelpusbring change toourcommunities


Gather information and write journalistically sound news items that are: balanced and factual; timely and topical; and, well-sourced and contextually correct
Interact on social media platforms, sharing articles, answering questions, promoting your topic and the newsroom's initiatives
Bring adiverse mindset,through your voracious consumption of news about Cleveland
Pitch stories about news, trends and conversations about what's happening in the community

For this position we're looking for candidates with:

Degree in journalism, communications or related field, with demonstrated reporting, writing and organizational skills
Ability to work independently and remotely, under deadline pressure while prioritizing tasks
Understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
Experience with search engine optimization practices and social media to source and promote content
Understanding of the methods and tools used to deliver content across a variety of platforms
Understanding imperatives of multiple platforms – print, mobile, digital, etc.
Relevant internships
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Diverse candidates preferred

In addition, successful Applicants to the Newhouse School Master of Science in Communications program will have:

Bachelor's degree with 3.0 or higher GPA preferred; transcripts from all institutions attended
Three letters of recommendation (from a current or former employer and/or academic source)
500-word personal statement including a clear vision why you want to pursue this master's degree
An online video interview
GRE/GMAT scores are not required for the master's program


Deadline to apply: March 25, 2022
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Keywords: Advance Local : Cleveland.com, Cleveland , Reporting Fellow, Advertising , Cleveland, Ohio

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