Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:07 AM
Fostering Media Connections (FMC), a journalism non-profit focused on issues affecting vulnerable children, youth and their families, is seeking a reporter-editor to anchor its coverage of child welfare and juvenile justice issues in New York.
We are seeking a seasoned journalist to take on an exciting new role with FMC. This person will write and edit news and feature stories about the child welfare and juvenile justice systems in both New York City and state. The ideal candidate will be passionate about children’s issues and news writing.
Experience and understanding of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the school-to-prison pathway and foster care are a huge plus, but are not required.
Stories produced, assigned and edited by the reporter-editor will primarily appear in FMC’s flagship news site, the California-based The Chronicle of Social Change. But his or her work will also feed into FMC’s other publications – Fostering Families Today and Adoption Today – when appropriate.
We prize good news judgment; accuracy, precision and clarity; ability to work quickly; and a strong work ethic. The ideal candidate will have a vision for expanding FMC’s coverage in New York and the Northeast, have connections with other reporters who may follow our work, and also be willing to interface with the philanthropic community.
The reporter-editor will essentially be opening up a new branch of FMC in New York, and that person will need to be able to excel while working remotely.
Develop story ideas
Social media savvy
Utilize creativity to tell stories
Must be able to work well under deadline pressure
Photography skills a definite plus
Strong writing and copy editing skills are a must
At least two years of experience as a reporter
Some editing experience
About Fostering Media Connections
Fostering Media Connections (FMC) is a nonprofit news organization that harnesses the power of journalism and media to improve the lives of vulnerable children, youth and their families.
We report and produce our own coverage, which is published on three platforms: The Chronicle of Social Change, an online news site; Adoption Today, a bi-monthly online magazine; and Fostering Families Today, a bi-monthly print magazine.
We then market those stories to mainstream and niche media outlets in an effort to change the overarching child welfare and juvenile justice narratives towards solutions, not simply problems. In addition, we educate members of the media, quickly allowing them to produce more contextualized and impactful stories.
This culminates in a body of journalism that addresses systemic and personal injustices by interrogating possible solutions while also holding accountable the power structure over these young people’s lives. This sustained flow of high-quality journalism inspires and impels policymakers at the local, state and federal level to work smarter and faster to reform the systems that serve the nation’s most vulnerable children, youth and families.
Send your resume, a cover letter that explains why you think you’re a good fit for us, three writing samples/links to samples, your salary requirements and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Fostering Media Connections is an equal opportunity employer. We will recruit, hire and promote qualified persons into all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, sex, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability or military status.
This job notice expires on October 1.
• Location: Manhattan, New York, NY
• Post ID: 132276842 manhattan