TAPinto is in search of qualified reporters with experience and an interest in covering local municipalities on a freelance basis. TAPinto is a network of more than 75 locally owned and operated online hyperlocal news sites with more than 7.5M readers. We provide our communities with original local news reporting, a community calendar, and much 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 local news in assigned town. They will gain significant experience in covering news and events, business profiles and breaking news. The ideal candidate would be an enthusiastic writer to help us keep up with the latest happenings and come away with more than just a simple story. The person must be excited to keep us ahead of the curve with our online components by embracing social media, including digital and video components. Additionally, News Reporters are expected to: • Creates a story that accurately informs, entertains and engages specific audiences and platforms through the use of metrics. Works toward becoming the community’s leading voice in area of expertise. • Strong storyteller that connects with readers through the articles you produce, as well as through our social media platforms. • Collaborates with other local editors and reporters to provide town with high-quality news stories from surrounding area. TAPinto Franklin/Somerset is independently owned and operated by Malik A. Lyons FHS Class of 93’ Graduate. Download the FREE TAPinto App! Click here for Android – Click here for iOS for breaking news, traffic/weather alerts and special offers!