The Modesto Bee

Breaking News Reporter
The Modesto Bee is looking for an energetic, versatile journalist who thrives on fast-paced breaking news and can quickly and accurately report live stories using video, social and other digital tools. As a breaking reporter, you will cover daily stories that are relevant to our Stanislaus County readers, including in the areas of crime, safety, transportation and weather events. You’ll also tackle trending stories, and developing strong follow-ups that enlighten and engage readers, hold officials accountable and identify patterns and trends. The best enterprise often comes from the breaking beat and the successful breaking reporter knows this. We’re looking for a self-paced reporter who can spot and report stories without waiting for the assignment and who can cultivate reliable sources.

The importance of headlines, SEO and lead images and video cannot be underestimated. The reporter must understand how to grow readership in the digital space, using analytics tools such as Chartbeat or, and make adjustments accordingly. Monitoring your story’s performance is a must.

The reporter will be based in the Modesto Bee newsroom but can and should spend as much time in the field as she/he does in the office. You will report to our managing editor and will work variable shifts.
15 December 2020