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Breaking News Reporter, General Health and Wellness

Department: Editorial
Location: New York, NY

The Messenger is a new digital media company, whose mission it is to deliver accurate, balanced, non-partisan reporting across every subject, from news, politics and business to sports and entertainment.

Job Summary:
The Messenger is seeking a talented and passionate Breaking News Reporter to be part of a team that will be unmatched in filing fast, accurate, quick hits and headlines on sometimes market-moving news Ė often building stories out a sentence or two at a time. The ideal candidate will be speedy with a keen eye for seizing on topical and buzzworthy stories.

Responsibilities:

  • Swiftly execute high-impact flash-news stories at the direction of the Health Breaking News Editor and do so with trust-building accuracy and compelling writing.

  • Stay up-to-the-minute informed about news, trends and research in the health and wellness space.

  • Pitch stories that are either novel to mainstream health coverage.

  • Work closely with the Breaking News Editor to expand on existing stories, always looking for angles that others may have missed.

  • Live to be fast and accurate, while taking pride of ownership in every word you type and compelling headline you devise.

Requirements:

  • Bachelorís or Master's degree in journalism, English, or a subject area in a related field.

  • Minimum of 1 year of covering the health or wellness space.

  • Strong news judgment and the ability to craft stories that will excite and inform The Messengerís wide-ranging audience with smart, fluid writing and attention-getting presentation.

  • Impeccable writing skills or the desire to develop them.

  • A hunger to deliver straight-up news clearly, concisely, and honestly.

  • The stamina to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of AP style and other editorial guidelines.

  • Familiarity with different content management systems and editorial tools.

  • Exceptional digital journalism skills and the ability to work collaboratively across the platform.


**Salary Range: $65,000K-$75,000K (contingent upon experience)**

The Messenger is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified candidates to apply for these positions regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

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