Company Description: iBerkshires.com is the area's leading all-online news source. Its mission is to produce news pertinent to the lives of Berkshire County residents as interestingly, accurately and expeditiously as possible. iBerkshires, and its affiliated sites, are committed to innovative ways of storytelling and delivering the news.
Additional Business Name: iBerkshires.com
Freelance or Part Time Reporter
To Commensurate With Experience
North Adams, Adams
The successful candidate should be able to write accurately and quickly, have good news judgment and be ready to try new things. As the representative of iBerkshires, the candidate is expected to present himself or herself in a professional manner.
Our focus is on local news, government and business so familiarity with the Berkshires and governmental operations is a plus. We are particularly looking for coverage in Adams and Cheshire, with the potential to provide backup for current beat reporters. Preference given to candidates living in North County.
Hours are flexible: anticipation of less than 20 hours a week to start or opportunity for freelance.
Applicants must have reliable transportation and, preferably, a smartphone, camera and/or home computer or laptop.
Responsibilities would include covering events as assigned by the editor, such as meetings or breaking news, as well as seeking out interesting features or newsworthy items on an assigned beat.
Minimum two stories a week, to be filed same day as the event unless otherwise instructed by the editor.
Qualifications: Solid writing skills and a passion for news.