The Buffalo News

General Assignment Reporter
The Buffalo News, an award-winning daily print and online news organization located in New York’s second-largest city, has an opening for an energetic and enterprising reporter to serve in a general assignment role. This job is not about rewriting press releases. The right person for this position will be able to work quickly and deliver quality enterprising stories on a daily, often hourly, deadline. The position will work closely with our breaking news/criminal justice team and must demonstrate the flexibility to respond to everything from a political press conference to Western New York’s difficult-to-predict winter weather. General assignment reporters for The News also often find themselves working on daily features – the stories that generate conversations in the community, but that don’t fit neatly into other traditional newspaper beats. The best general assignment reporters bring the same level of professionalism and commitment to quality storytelling on a big news event as they do to a people profile. As such, the best general assignment reporters should feel equally comfortable in a throng of reporters covering an impromptu press conference at the scene of a crime as they are visiting the Erie County Fair or attending a candlelight vigil to interview the loved ones of someone recently visited by tragedy.
21 December 2021