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Government Watchdog News Reporter

Lafayette, IN, USA Req #9329
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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The Journal & Courier in Lafayette, Indiana, part of the USA TODAY Network, seeks a talented, experienced government watchdog reporter to strengthen its depth and breadth of reporting on Lafayette, West Lafayette and Tippecanoe County government. The position is strictly a news writing position. The reporter will be expected to produce, on average, 4-6 stories per week. The reporter should be capable and willing to tell stories in non-traditional ways, sometimes in quicker, easier-to-consume formats aimed at a digital audience.


The majority of the coverage for this beat should be revelatory and solutions oriented, aimed at making Tippecanoe County a better place to live. While attending necessary meetings is certainly a part of this reporter’s job, the majority of the story telling should be original, investigative, enterprise and solutions-based reporting about issues and topics most important to our readers, not meeting coverage.


Professional reporting experience, as well as a strong grasp of open record laws and research skills are 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.



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.

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  • Job Family News
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Lafayette, IN, USA