Upper East Site is seeking a Full-Time Reporter/Editor to join our growing team of journalists on a three-month contract. Following the successful completion of the contract term, the Reporter/Editor may be offered an extension or a full-time staff position.

The Reporter/Editor will be responsible for writing 10 to 15 articles per week and should be comfortable working in the field, cultivating sources and generating original stories within the neighborhood.

Our ideal candidate is a driven, self-starting storyteller with at least three years writing or reporting about New York City and can fill in for our Editor as needed. Photography and social media skills are preferred.

Those with newsroom experience outside NYC are also encouraged to apply.

About Upper East Site

Upper East Site is a fast-growing, independent and non-partisan local news source known for its hard-hitting coverage of the Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill and Yorkville neighborhoods of Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Responsibilities Include

  • Generating original story ideas daily
  • Writing 10 to 15 stories per week
  • Turning around articles quickly
  • Promote articles through social media
  • Cultivate sources in the community
  • Fill in for Editor as needed

About You 

  • Strong news instinct and judgement
  • Impeccable ethics
  • Ability to build and foster positive relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise copy
  • Team player who works collaboratively 
  • Familiarity with the UES


This position is for a three-month full-time contract at the rate of $4000/month.

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter and links to your work to [email protected] with the subject: Reporter/Editor Opportunity

In your cover letter, let us know why you want to cover the Upper East Side and how your work could improve our coverage of the neighborhood.

Upper East Site is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We strongly encourage applications from black, indigenous and people of color, women and members of the LGBTQ community.