Beacon is looking to hire one full-time reporter. Responsibilities will primarily include reporting and writing original stories.
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The ideal candidate has some experience reporting and is well-versed in progressive politics. They will be able to work in a fast-paced environment, independently pursuing stories (remotely for the time being) while also working as part of a tight-knit team.
Beacon is a news website created by Maine Peopleâ€™s Alliance to highlight the experiences of everyday Mainers, share information about the political and policy processes that affect Maine people and promote a progressive worldview based on community, fairness and investing in the future.
Core responsibilities include:
-Researching and writing daily news stories, occasional enterprise pieces
-Creation of daily newsletter
-Help in maintaining Beaconâ€™s social media presence
-Developing sources for issue-based reporting including with Maine lawmakers, advocates, directly affected people
A qualified applicant should possess:
Excellent research, writing and reporting skills
Experience reporting on politics or progressive issues
Deep commitment to vision of racial, social and economic justice and to building progressive power
Some knowledge of Maine legislature, political process
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet writing deadlines
Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and occasional weekends
Ability to travel to Augusta when needed
Ability to work from home (for now)
The position reports to Beacon editor Lauren McCauley and is a full-time salaried position. Salary is commensurate with experience, $36k-$46k.
MPA is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in applying for the position of Beacon reporter please send a one-page letter of interest, resume, writing samples, and three references via email to Beacon editor Lauren McCauley at [email protected]
Maine People's Alliance (MPA) is Maineâ€™s largest community action group with 32,000 members across Maine. Since 1982, we have engaged everyday Mainers in campaigns for social, economic, environmental and racial justice.