General Assignment Reporter

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Hudson Valley One is seeking a general assignment reporter to cover news and feature stories in the northern part of Ulster County. Topics include local government, education, crime, development, housing, health, business, persons of interest; any issue that affects these communities. 



  • Impeccable writing skills with a lively, engaging style. 
  • Ability to cultivate local sources and break stories is a must. Part of the job involves a boots-on-the-ground, knocking-on-doors presence in the community. As such, it requires residence in Ulster County, preferably with a strong network of community contacts. If you lack that, you’ll need to be the type of person who can build up a network quickly. 
  • Ability to cover early evening meetings and occasional weekend events. 
  • Close attention to detail and persistence in getting to the bottom of things, to the story behind the story. A logical thinker who always anticipates the questions a reader would have.
  • Above-average photography skills.
  • A dedication to the mission and principles of journalism, and an understanding and passion for the Hudson Valley One brand.

Would be helpful to have:

  • Experience as a reporter in Ulster County
  • Professional/first-hand experience in local government, business, planning, development, schools, health, tourism, and other areas we cover. 
  • Experience working with WordPress or another content management system. 
  • Experience shooting and editing narrative or editorial digital video.
  • Proven ability to drive traffic to articles through social media.

This is a freelance position with the opportunity for full-time employment down the road. Though experience is always helpful, we welcome any applicants with a strong interest in local issues. 

To apply, please answer a few questions and attach a resume and cover letter. 

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