"Is this real life? I've never met a group of people who come to work with such positive vibes. It's contagious because it makes me want to be even better in every aspect of journalism. I've never worked with a group of people who encourage and root for one another to keep achieving their goals, along with acknowledging the hard work everyone does to continue taking Patch to the next level."

Nikki Gaskins, roving field editor

To work at Patch is to work with passionate, entrepreneurial, collaborative people

People who are humble, open, fun and committed to local journalism

Patch is expanding the Editorial Team in 2020. Ideal candidates for a full-time Patch job are tenacious reporters and sharp storytellers who bring an enterprising spirit to local news. We're looking to add journalists to our news teams in these regions:

  • New Jersey: Union, Monmouth, Essex, Morris counties
  • New York: Long Island and New York City
  • Illinois: southwest suburban Chicago
  • northern California, SF Bay area
  • Massachusetts: suburban Boston
  • Arizona: Phoenix area

We offer a competitive benefits package, as well as a crew of smart, witty, helpful colleagues. If you're interested in a full-time job with us, email a cover letter, resume and links to your work to editjobs@patch.com. When applying, please indicate your region of interest.

Preferred local reporter/editor candidates are:

  • passionate about community journalism
  • enthusiastic, competitive and driven to produce quality work
  • capable of turning a clever, smart headline
  • savvy about social media and SEO
  • eager to learn

On a daily basis, our staffers:

  • spot scoops, break stories and report them in real time
  • write headlines; select photos; report original news; aggregate/curate local news of interest
  • work collaboratively with colleagues and independently when necessary
  • organize their local home pages and newsletters according to best practices
  • run Patch-branded social media channels
  • study key metrics to monitor performance and improve tactics
  • use the latest digital tools

See our most recent job ads on JournalismJobs.com

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