If you are a talented journalist who’s adept at tackling new challenges, we want to hear from you. The Local Reporter, Chapel Hill and Carrboro’s only relentlessly nonprofit news source — featuring in-depth coverage, analysis and opinions — is looking for versatile freelance reporters who will turn daily stories and who aren't afraid to pitch in with photography and video. The Local Reporter prides itself on being hyper-local so ideally all prospective candidates will reside in Orange County and vicinity.
We publish our online editions on Thursdays, but post stories to the TLR website throughout the week as breaking news occurs. Thus, acumen with quick-turn pieces as well as long-term projects would be ideal. The successful candidate will be a go-getter who can work a beat, cultivate sources and generate a steady stream of stories. He or she should also be a strong writer who produces crisp, clean copy. We’re seeking a team player who will help us build upon our reputation as one of the best hyperlocal community newspapers in the state.