Bux Mont News . com is a soon to be launched Hyperlocal News website that covers the communities of Hatboro, Upper Southampton, Richboro, Northampton, Warwick, Feasterville, Lower Moreland, Ivyland, Bryn Athyn, Trevose, Upper Moreland, Warminster and Lower Southampton in Bucks and Montgomery Counties Pennsylvania. We are looking for people who are entrepreneuring and passionate, to become an local online journalist. We give you the choice to cover local news, local sports, community events, restaurant or local business reviews! As regionalized local TV news and community newspapers fail across the area and nation you have a chance to join our bold online venture!
Our mission is to serve our communities with news and information that matters. We are planning a late summer/early fall 2010 launch of our website. The total population of the communities we cover is around 132,000. We are a site that is committed to local information and is planning to provide readers with meaningful and insightful information updated through-out the day.
Job responsibilities (to include but are not limited to): Provide information to your local community that is meaningful, trustworthy and engaging. Work with other journalist and editors to provide excellent storytelling, photographs, video stories, breaking news and ways to engage the local community. Work with citizens and businesses to become to the go-to source for local community information Time Requirement Good news is its your call, submit meaningful and timely stories and/or multimedia packages everyday or twice a month, you report on your time. All applicants must be above the age of 16 years old and live in Philadelphia Region.
Required Skills Knowledge of local communities Entrepreneurial drive and spirit Willing to ask important people tough questions
Desired Skills Passionate about local journalism, social networking (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Blogger) and the internet Ability to thrive in the constantly changing environment of local news Ability to travel through-out the local area to gather stories and/or photos or video Tools for the position, computer/laptop with internet access is required would be great if you had a digital camera or video camera and could edit short videos about community stories Good video/photographing skills Knowledge of social networking tools (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Blogger) Great News Judgment
While this position is a volunteer position it will look good on resumes. Our goal is over time as we attract more advertisers and visitors we hope to be able to compensate you for your service to the community. For more information or to submit a resume e-mail us at news @ buxmontnews . com.