Freelance News Reporters Wanted

Posted March 2, 2020

Freelance News Reporters Wanted
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Freelance News Reporters Wanted

TAPinto’s group of Union County websites is in search of qualified journalists with experience and an interest in covering county government and politics on a freelance basis. is a network of hyperlocal news websites that delivers original, objective, award-winning, community-based news, sports, events and more. Our sites are individually owned and operated in each town/territory by people who have a passion for community news.

Freelance news reporters will work with TAPinto’s town editors/franchisees in covering news to be syndicated across our Union County sites.

We are looking for someone to do the following:

  • Write clean news copy on deadline
  • Dig into public records for news of relevance to the county
  • Conduct telephone and in person interviews as assigned
  • Cover select freeholder/government meetings
  • File OPRA requests
  • Take basic photos/videos to go with stories


Interested candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for this position:

  • Previous internship or news writing experience preferred.
  • Excellent writing, editing and organizational skills.
  • Self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas for stories.
  • The ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Photography and video skills a plus.
  • Community development knowledge/experience a plus.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to Union County’s TAPinto sites to write and report news on a freelance basis, please send a description of your relevant experience, resume and five writing samples to Pay rates based on experience.

Contact Information
  1. Jackie Lieberman