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News - Watchdog Reporter

San Angelo, TX, USA Req #8433
Thursday, July 11, 2019

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The San Angelo Standard-Times, part of the USA TODAY Network, seeks an energetic, curious, inquisitive, deep thinker who digs beyond the headlines and cares enough about the audience to answer the mantra: So what, who cares, what does it mean?

 

This reporter is dedicated to watchdog journalism and can tell stories beyond meeting coverage.

This is a job for a reporter who can cut through insider baseball to shed light on how all levels of government impact everyday lives. This reporter keeps an eye on the big picture of topics our audience cares most about and produces analytic, enterprise and investigative stories.

 

Applicants should have experience acquiring and analyzing data and obtaining exclusive information through filing public records requests.

 

We’re looking for someone who can develop a deep network of sources, has a skill for storytelling and enjoys working with a team. Someone who will break big news and hold public officials accountable.

If you still have a million questions after learning the “who, what, when, where and how,” and have the drive to quickly and effectively get the answers, then this job is for you. 
 

Responsibilities:

Handle daily assignments and provide daily coverage of key events and issues.

Provide quick analysis that helps readers know “what this really means.”

Work on enterprise and investigative projects

Create storytelling that accurately informs, entertains and engages

Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues.

Work with the news director to evaluate what's working and what's not and develop plans to better satisfy audience needs. 
 

Requirements

Journalism/newsroom experience is required

This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law

Spanish fluency is a plus, but not required 
 

Application Instructions:

When applying, please include a single document with as much of the following as possible:  a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, your updated resume, and portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. It’s important that these items be assembled into a single document, preferably in PDF format. The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.

 

We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount programs and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is top-notch and the contributions you make up to the first 5% are eligible for a 100% company match.

 

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  • Job Family News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • San Angelo, TX, USA