Voice of San Diego is seeking a reporter to investigate and explain environmental, land use and water quality issues in the San Diego region. San Diego is at a crossroads with growth, and major upcoming decisions will define the region for decades. The region is also wrestling with many water-related questions, from the crisis of border sewage to the effort to recycle water and manage sea-level rise in coastal enclaves. Unincorporated areas are weighing contentious development plans. The region faces overwhelming risk of major wildfires every year at increasing frequency. And there are many stories we don’t know about involving environmental issues of inequity and injustice. Come help us find them.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples for your application. Thank you.
Write stories on topics assigned and/or approved by the Managing Editor.
Write and assist with daily, weekly and biweekly newsletters.
Meet regularly with editors to discuss priorities, updates, potential stories and deadlines.
Check reference materials such as books, news files, and public records including criminal and civil court files for additional relevant facts.
Form concepts for feature stories.
Respond to breaking news developments.
Be able to work unscheduled overtime and have a high energy level to keep up with the fast pace of this occupation.
Take photographs or request photographic support to improve story coverage.
Write copy on a computer.
Follow all company and department policies and procedures.
Develop and maintain productive, informative and respectful relationships that support the achievement of Voice of San Diego’s mission statement.