General Assignment Reporter at MediaNews Group (Sacramento, CA)

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We are looking for a skilled reporter to join our team in Vacaville, California. As a reporter, you will be responsible for covering local news and events, writing articles, conducting interviews, and delivering accurate, engaging and informative content to our readers. You report on various activities and people within the Vacaville and Solano County community.
What you will do:
  • Cover local news and events, including breaking news, community events, and feature stories
  • Conduct research, interviews, and gather information to write engaging and accurate news articles
  • Write and edit articles for print and online platforms
  • Collaborate with editors and other reporters to ensure that content is of high quality and meets publication standards
  • Attend and report on city council meetings, school board meetings, and other public events as required
  • Utilize social media platforms to engage with readers and promote content
  • Maintain relationships with community leaders and sources
  • Develop and pitch story ideas to editors
  • Ensure accuracy, clarity, and ethical standards in reporting
  • Responsible for delivering 2-3 stories per week

What you will bring:
  • Journalism experience, AP style knowledge and the ability to quickly compile accurate reporting on a variety of topics
  • Experience working with various technologies for the position including PC laptops, digital cameras and recording equipment
  • Good people skills are necessary for conducting interviews with sources
  • Bachelor's degree preferred; experience in a professional journalism newsroom preferred
  • A valid driver's license and reliable transportation

The hourly wage is $16.00. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, time in role, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, MediaNews Group offers a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition program, and 401K plan (all benefits are based on eligibility).
Who we are:
The Vacaville Reporter, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is a newspaper in the town of Vacaville, California. It also covers surrounding Solano County, California, including Fairfield, California and Dixon, California.
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What are MediaNews Group Perks + Benefits

MediaNews Group Benefits Overview

100% remote work! If we have an office near you and you want to go to an office, you can but we won’t make you! Only our Production & Circulation staff have to be in the office.
Leave the suit and tie at home; our dress code is casual.
Sweat it out in our two, yes two, onsite gyms in our corporate office building in Denver.
Employee Benefit options include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, employee assistance program, health savings account, dependent care FSA & Commuter and wellness resources/support.
Time Off and all major holidays paid.

Volunteer in local community
MediaNews Group participates in local volunteer activities such as Project Angel Heart, Food Bank of the Rockets and more!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
We offer training to all of our interviewers to ensure they understand how to mitigate any and all bias!
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Our recruiting team works tirelessly to identify diverse candidates for every role and partner with various diversity job boards.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
MediaNews Group offers disability insurance to help with unexpected circumstances and employees have the option to purchase extra coverage.
Dental Benefits
MediaNews Group offers various plans from Delta Dental to choose from to fit your needs.
Vision Benefits
MediaNews Group offers VSP
Health Insurance Benefits
MediaNews Group offers various plans to choose from to fit your needs!
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
If you live in Denver, HQ offers two state of the art gyms for you to use for free! Our Employee Assistance Program can also help you meet your health and wellness goals.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
MediaNews Group wants to ensure our employees are taken care of an have the resources they need through our Employee Assistance Program.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
MediaNews Group's 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and other funds to choose from.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Remote Work Program
The majority of MediaNews Group's positions are fully remote! Some roles to require client visits (sales roles) or the occasional in person meeting.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
MediaNews Group wants you to feel your best no matter how you are dressed! No formal dress code here, throw on your jeans and you are ready to conquer the day!
Company Outings
Game Room
MediaNews Group's corporate office has an area for you to rest, relax and play some ping pong, Pac Man and other games to use when you need a break.
Happy Hours
If you need to go to the office for a meeting, rest assured, we have you covered with free parking.
Relocation Assistance
MediaNews Group offers relocation assistance for select roles. We will reimburse you after the move.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We want you to succeed in your new role so we assign you a Peer Mentor to guide you during your first few months.
Customized development tracks

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