Reporter/Magazine Lead at The Tahoe Daily Tribune in SOUTH LAKE TAHOE

S. Lake Tahoe, 96150 | 04/01/2021 | Ad id: 4-0000675283-01

The Reporter/Magazine Lead is responsible for generating quality content including stories, photographs, and videos for newspaper, magazines, online, mobile, social media. The ideal candidate is someone interested in all facets of news, recreation and entertainment. The right candidate must possess a strong command of headline writing, grammar and AP style, as well as a passion for excellence. We're looking for a talented team player who takes pride in their work and wants to be part of a dynamic newsroom. To apply, please visit and select job 1949.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

Research, write and report compelling journalism that continuously grows an audience by informing and engaging readers.
Faithfully execute the publisher/general manager and managing editor's vision of the media outlet and content plan.
Cover all breaking news with urgency and accura
cy with the goal of always being first to report important developing news on our digital platforms
Write and file well-written, bylined stories and/or
sidebars each week along with photographs
and/or videos to illustrate
Cultivate relationships with community members and leaders to obtain user-generated content.
Post error-free basic stories to our digital plat
forms, including sending push alerts and pushing content to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Verify statements and facts by following social media, making phone calls to sources, listening to police scanners, seeking out eyewitnesses, tracking court dockets for key cases and demanding public records.
Understand and embrace the concepts of readability in crafting stories and developing sidebars as well as providing materials for informational graphics.
Adhere to the newsroom workflow to meet all deadlines
Review competitor publications, websites, blogs and social media to research beats and develop story ideas for print, social media, and news websites.
Attend staff meetings and communicate routinely with editors, designers and peers within the organization.
Edit and upload photos and videos to system, creating cutlines for each.
Serves as lead for the twice-annual Tahoe Magazine publication as well as its website:
Other duties and special projects as assigned.
Performs detail-oriented, quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.


College degree and/or equivalent experience
Excellent listening, speaking, and written communication skills.
Strong computer/digital skills with understanding
of various platforms utilized in production of stories and photographs
Working knowledge of Associated Press style and an understanding of the daily news environment.
Strong interest in news and the community.
Swift Communications is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.