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Hiring at the Daily News

The Daily News is looking for an online breaking news reporter to replace Jason Kandel, who is moving to KPCC as online managing editor. Job description is after the jump — apply to Online Editor Ryan Garfat. Anyone who contacts LAO to find out how to reach Ryan is, by definition, unqualified for the job.

Online Breaking News Reporter

The Los Angeles Daily News is seeking a hard-working detail-oriented online breaking news reporter to join its online staff.

The ideal candidate will have significant breaking-news reporting experience with proficiency covering police and crime. This person will work early morning shifts relatively unsupervised, writing stories that will appear immediately on the Web and often will appear in the Daily News, so clean writing is a must. The candidate must have multimedia reporting experience and be comfortable in a fast-paced constantly changing news environment using a variety of Web-based tools to thoroughly report stories and distribute them to our users.

In addition to covering morning breaking news, the online breaking news reporter also attends morning budget meetings, prepares multimedia content for use in evening stories and leads reporting-based projects. He or she reports to the online editor but works closely with newsroom editors and staff constantly pushing stories to Dailynews.com and its affiliates.

Proficiency using Web-publishing tools is a must including but not limited to: HTML, CSS, Moveable Type and Photoshop. Experience with database-driven software, familiarity with video production and Flash expertise is a plus.

The right candidate will be able to work in a fast-paced newsroom and balance multiple tasks at the same time. Flexibility in schedule and availability some nights and weekends is required.

The online breaking news reporter must have a four-year college degree or equivalent experience and at least two years reporting and online experience.

Interested candidates should contact Ryan Garfat, Online Editor, via email at xxxxxx.

Please submit a resume, cover letter and at least three examples of previous online work.

Ryan Garfat
Online Editor
Los Angeles Daily News


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