QCity Metro is a news, business and culture platform with a predominately Black audience in Charlotte, N.C., and surrounding areas. QCity Metro promotes Black excellence, social connectedness and civic engagement, both online and through events. Founded in 2008, QCity Metro is one of the nation’s first digital-only news organizations founded to serve a local, Black audience.
QCity Metro is hiring a multimedia reporter who will lead our coverage of Charlotte’s Historic West End, a historically Black neighborhood that has seen an explosion of new investments and residential development. This versatile reporter joins our team at an urgent time for local journalism and Black press.
Our ideal candidate is a strong writer and interviewer, able to craft narratives, profiles and breaking news with a conversational tone. You thrive on building community relationships and are eager to work closely with West End residents, community leaders and neighborhood groups.
This is a grant-funded position for one year, but it may be extended beyond the life of the grant.
Work with Historic West End residents to generate news articles that are especially relevant to this community. The reporter is expected to pitch story ideas in addition to writing those assigned by the editor.
Build a team of community reporters to assist in this important coverage.
Develop deep sourcing to understand Historic West End and the unique role it plays in Charlotte’s past, present and future.
Produce Historic West End newsletter.
Deliver photo and/or video content for storytelling and to foster community conversations across our website and social media platforms.
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred
- At least 2 years of reporting experience within a newspaper or digital newsroom
- Strong writing and editing skills for a mobile-first audience
- Knowledge of AP Style
- Photography/videography experience preferred
- Data skills are a plus
- Availability to cover evening and night meetings and occasionally work weekends
For full-time W-2 employees, base salary commensurate with experience
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All qualified applicants will be interviewed via teleconference