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The Berkshire Eagle


Date Posted May 31, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
Job Status Full-time

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Description:

The Berkshire Eagle seeks an experienced news reporter to cover the community of Pittsfield, a city of 44,000 in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. The beat ranges from Pittsfield City Hall to the people who live and work in the heart of Berkshire County.

At The Eagle, reporters who love discovering stories, breaking the news and reporting what’s driving the news will thrive in this beat and in this community. Our editors will help you prioritize and focus your energies to produce two stories a day. Meanwhile, we’ll budget time for you to produce human interest, enterprise and investigative pieces along the way.

The Eagle newsroom puts readers first: We strive to ensure that important news and complex issues are reported in interesting and accessible ways, and that good stories are well-told. That’s why The Berkshire Eagle is consistently New England Newspaper & Press Association’s Newspaper of the Year. That’s how The Eagle has grown total paid circulation.

The Eagle has local owners who care and have expectations and respect for the journalism we produce. Our owners want The Berkshire Eagle to be the finest community newspaper in the United States. We are a digital-first local news outlet with a strong, vibrant print product.

Responsibilities:

  • Report the latest news and trends for Pittsfield, as well as the Berkshires
  • Come up with fresh, compelling ideas and write those stories to engage and interest readers
  • Develop stories with a diversity of voices and perspectives
  • Uphold The Berkshire Eagle’s editorial standards

Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years of experience as a news reporter
  • Record of excellence and passion for covering local news 
  • Well-organized storytelling, from quick-hits to in-depth articles
  • Reporting, writing in variety of story forms and platforms

This position is based in The Berkshire Eagle newsroom in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The Eagle offers a competitive compensation package, including health, dental, vision, and life insurances and a 401k. 

To apply, visit The Berkshire Eagle’s Career Center. There, upload a one-page cover letter that conveys why you're the right person for this job, a resume that highlights your qualifications and three to five of your published news articles. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., Sunday, June 16, so do not delay. We look forward to meeting you. 

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