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Multi Media Reporter - North Carolina

COURIER

COURIER

Marketing & Communications
North Carolina, USA · Remote
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

Who We Are

At COURIER, we empower people and communities to connect with the news, opportunities, and issues impacting their lives. We believe that giving local journalists stronger platforms, access to audience data, and opportunities to grow with (not against) changing social media trends can significantly impact civic participation in a state—and build a healthier democracy from the ground up.

Through original reporting, kitchen-table storytelling, and approachable explainers, we’re passionate about making the news real—and interesting—to our audience. We’re a rapidly growing team with new ideas on how to change the political landscape of this world.

Our newsrooms deliver community-based stories and information to the online spaces where people get their information to highlight the forces that shape our lives while calling attention to the impacts of policy-making and political action on the local level.

COURIER is currently seeking a new Multimedia Reporter for our award-winning North Carolina newsroom, Cardinal & Pine.

Job Description

The Multimedia Reporter is responsible for writing articles and producing video, graphics and other content that center North Carolinians by offering the news and information that resonates most with them. This includes sharing useful information on the state and local level (think “news you can use”); producing multimedia content about the shared experience of living in our state; and creating opportunities that lift up voices that often go unheard in the media.

The Multimedia Reporter will also cover key political and policy developments in North Carolina, with special attention to covering how those decisions impact people’s day-to-day lives via human-centered storytelling. They will also play a big role in our elections coverage, producing stories and explainers that aim to help people better understand the voting process and champion the importance of being civically engaged.

This person will report to the Senior Community Editor and be a member of COURIER’s Community Department. The primary goal of this team is to build trust and deepen engagement with our “core audience”—passive news consumers and Americans who typically get most of their news and information from social media and via newsletters.

We’re a fully remote team, but applicants must live in North Carolina.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Pitching and producing an average of 2-4 news graphics, videos, and other content per day for our social platforms that are relevant and useful to the audience we’re building in North Carolina
  • Writing at least five site articles a week, using original reporting and/or best practices for aggregation, and building related content packages that are optimized for Tiktok, Instagram, and Facebook
  • Doing presenter-led videos and/or voice-overs for multimedia content
  • Creating simple graphics, such as headline and quote cards, in Canva
  • Utilizing audience insights and performance data to inform story/content pitches and new product ideas aimed at reaching new people
  • Working alongside the state team’s Social Media Manager on best practices to maintain the property’s brand style and tone
  • Supporting initiatives aimed at demonstrating a deepening level of loyalty among our audience, such as polls, surveys, and events

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Considerable knowledge of the types of stories and topics that resonate with North Carolinians, particularly on TikTok and Instagram
  • A passion for earning the trust of our core audience by delivering the news and information they’re searching for
  • 2+ years of experience using creative storytelling to tell relevant and compelling stories in North Carolina, ranging from “news you can use” to human-centered features to SEO-friendly lifestyle listicles
  • An interest in better understanding performance data and audience insights and how that can inform impactful storytelling
  • An eagerness to collaborate with team members who have complementary skills.
  • An ability to work effectively with multidisciplinary stakeholders across the company
  • A strong grasp on AP style.
  • Strong project and time management skills.

Courier Newsroom offers the following benefits:

  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO), 11 paid holidays a year
  • Full suite of health benefits
  • Flexible working arrangements

COURIER is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, those with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly urged to apply. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical conditions.