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Border and Immigration Reporter

El Paso, TX, USA Req #6421
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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The El Paso Times, a part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a border and immigration reporter who is passionate about covering the dynamic issues of the U.S.-Mexico border.

The ideal candidate will be adept at producing compelling journalism that continuously grows audience by informing and engaging readers; can juggle daily and enterprise reporting; will provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues; can produce self-directed work in collaboration with the content coach and is passionate about telling stories that show a local and national audience the complexities of the border.

We are seeking a reporter who embraces different forms of storytelling to meet audience needs and interests on every platform.


Uses data, records and source development to provide deep and thoughtful analysis of complex

  • Collaborates and connects with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media,
    video, forums, community leadership, etc.)

  • Works with the content strategist and audience analyst to evaluate what's working and what's
    not, and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.

  • Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.

  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.

  • Performs other duties as necessary.


    Ability to produce top-notch immigration and border coverage, ranging from features to watchdog journalism.

  • Exceptional cross-platform storytelling skills.

  • Exceptional core journalism skills (reporting, producing, editing).

  • Self-motivation and self-direction.

  • Advanced knowledge of social media and how to respond and
    engage fan base on digital platforms in the public space.

  • Data analysis, photo and video skills.

  • Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities.

  • Able to multi-task and excel under intense deadline
    pressure in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Knows how to use time effectively in an always-on workday.

  • Works collaboratively within a cross-functional environment.

  • Must embrace peer-to-peer feedback and training.

  • Applies innovative, creative thinking to support the company’s goals.

  • Writing, spelling, grammar, AP and local style.

  • Industry knowledge.

  • Organizational skills.

  • Command of media law and Principles of Ethical Conduct.

  • Seeking a candidate who is bilingual.

    A valid Drivers License may be required for this position.


  • Bachelor's in Communications, Journalism or equivalent in experience and education.

  • Five years of experience.

  • Experience with advanced storytelling techniques on multiple platforms.

TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIRED: Understanding use of metrics, videography, Microsoft Office Suite, publishing skills, data analysis.

OTHER SKILLS REQUIRED OF THIS POSITION: Creativity, bilingual, source development, social media, advanced storytelling, advanced analytical ability, interpersonal skills, time management.


Gannett Co., is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Other details

  • Job Family News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • El Paso, TX, USA