Brooklyn Reporter/Senior Reporter
THE CITY is seeking a reporter or senior reporter to cover Brooklyn and break local news that resounds beyond the borough.
Launched in 2019, THE CITY is New York City’s preeminent nonprofit, nonpartisan, local news organization. Working across all five boroughs, our award-winning journalists bring deeply diverse skills and backgrounds to the task of covering New York’s neighborhoods, holding the powerful to account, and making sense of the greatest city in the world.
In the past two years, journalism by THE CITY exposed inequities in vaccine access, helped secure repairs in public housing, and shone a spotlight on New York’s delivery workers. THE CITY collaborated with readers to share stories of loved ones lost to COVID, leading to our Missing Them project, widely noted for its innovation. And our Meet Your Mayor interactive guide helped hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers make sense of a wild election.
THE CITY is currently in a growth phase that will add reporting and editing firepower to our newsroom, strengthen our business capabilities, and build our membership base.
You will join our team of ace borough reporters and cover all things Brooklyn, from local politics and policy to real estate, culture, community and more.
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THE CITY is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Individuals of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and those with lived experiences in the communities we serve are strongly encouraged to apply.
Salary Range: Reporter $75,000 to $97,000; Senior Reporter $100,000 to $130,000
Benefits: Generous paid time off, including 20 vacation days, 10 holidays, 2 floating holidays and 8 paid sick days. Medical, Dental and Vision. 401k Plan
Location: New York City (Brooklyn preferably)
Please include links to three bylined articles in your cover letter, and also include your vision for covering a borough of 2.5 million people and where you’d want to focus your efforts in doing that.
We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people of the city we cover. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages, and we especially encourage members of traditionally under-represented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, immigrants, veterans, people with disabilities, and those with lived experiences in the communities we cover.