The LNP Media Group, Inc. family of print and digital publications, part of Steinman Communications, is the biggest and most influential provider of news in Lancaster County, with a history of 225 years of excellence. We are in search of a tech-savvy and driven journalist to join our talented team. The breaking news journalist, under the Digital Team Leader, serves a digital audience that values immediacy and pays for almost instant access to breaking news about Lancaster County. The breaking news reporter is highly mobile, analytical, versatile, always on deadline and skilled at interviews as well as telling stories from the field with video, photos, social media and text. The reporter understands that breaking news occurs across all newsroom topics – politics, entertainment, business, education, food, police and local government, for example. The breaking news reporter’s primary responsibility is to investigate and tell readers what’s happening as it’s happening using all available publishing tools and platforms. Reporters for LNP Media Group exercise creative, strong news judgment and news-gathering capabilities to provide up-to-the-minute information across the company’s digital platforms and insightful, contextual and analytical journalism for LNP | LancasterOnline. Reporters are expected to research, develop authoritative sources in the community, collaborate with other LNP and LancasterOnline journalists and identify stories that are compelling to this community news organization’s audience. Reporters are also expected to meet the demands of a growing digital audience by routinely using social media, shooting photographs and video, and understanding how to post their work using a content-management system. Day and night/weekend shifts are currently available.
For more than two centuries, Steinman Communications has provided insightful news and information, effective marketing solutions, and outstanding service to the communities that we serve. Our brands include LNP newspaper, LancasterOnline, and Susquehanna Printing Company.
Employees with Steinman Communications receive training for all new positions. In addition, they enjoy a robust benefits package including 20 paid time off days per year, paid leave for maternity, short-term and long-term disability, health, vision and dental plans beginning the month following start date, and participation in the company sponsored 401(K) plan after one month of service.
·Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, mass communications or related field is required, with a proven knowledge and experience working with current media creation tools and contemporary newsroom systems, producing digital and print content, preferred.
May be required to meet AP writing style, depending on the publication.
Solid understanding of news writing, storytelling, journalistic ethics and story structure.
Must be able to work nights and weekends as necessary.
Team player who enjoys a fast-paced work environment.
Wishes to work in a business environment in which every employee seeks to be great every day