Food Reporter
Posted on 8/31/2023
The Baltimore Banner

51-200 employees

Baltimore-based online video media company
Baltimore, MD, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Analysis
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in journalism
  • Proven track record of excellent and accurate reporting
  • Ability to convey complex ideas with clarity and precision
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Strong proficiency in using social media to enhance reporting, promote stories, and stay connected with readers' discussions
  • Enthusiasm for news and content that resonates with readers
  • Team-oriented mindset with a willingness to collaborate with colleagues
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to provide and receive constructive feedback
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends, as dictated by news demands
  • Dedication to upholding journalistic values and ethics
  • Pitch, report, and write in-depth food-related features that go beyond highlighting popular food spots to address challenges faced by various food-related industries in the Baltimore area
  • Develop a keen sense for newsworthy stories in the dining industry, including food shortages, accessibility of new restaurants, and issues faced by food workers
  • Contribute to daily coverage, enterprise stories, long-term projects, and support our weekly newsletter, The Dish
  • Cultivate a strong network of sources in the beat, including restaurateurs, developers, local shop owners, and chefs, to generate scoops and intriguing story ideas
  • Represent The Banner in the community as needed, including potential television or radio appearances
  • Utilize and comprehend newsroom analytics to refine coverage and meet readers' needs
Desired Qualifications
  • Knowledge of arts and culture coverage from other publications is a plus