USA TODAY is Seeking A Versatile Digital-First Reporter

USA TODAY is Seeking A Versatile Digital-First Reporter

USA TODAY is Looking a Versatile Digital-First Reporter to Play a Key Role on National News Desk at Nights

USA TODAY is looking for a curious self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment, embraces tight deadlines and values collaboration with editors and reporters at USA TODAY and across their 250-plus local newsrooms.

You’ll need a sharp eye for finding smart angles in big news moments and the ability to quickly assemble those pieces into a concise package.

You’ll need to be versatile, too, regularly pivoting from one breaking story to another in the same day and rallying other days to issues-based reporting off the news.

This position can be remote, with preference for candidates in the western U.S.

Job Level: Reporter I

Minimum Salary: $55,000


  • Create content (articles, videos, photos, and social media posts) about local news that accurately informs, entertains, and engages key audiences and platforms with metrics.
  • Provide thoughtful, in-depth reporting of complex issues.
  • Work with editors to evaluate what's working and what's not and develop ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
  • Mentor colleagues.
  • Collaborate with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e., photos, videos, and graphics).
  • Promote personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.
  • Provide great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in journalism or any other subject or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least two years of reporting experience.
  • Strong competitive instincts and intellectual curiosity.
  • Ability to think and act tactically and strategically.
  • Proficiency in AP style and grammar.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.
  • Comfortable using social media to report and promote stories.
  • Understands media law, reporting ethics and sourcing.
  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check.
They are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show them what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:
  1. Your resume – one to two pages.
  2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  3. Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show them what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

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