We're looking for an aggressive, thoughtful state government reporter who can take readers through a fast-moving legislative session but who also has an eye for the big, impactful accountability pieces. Should understand how policy is made and be able to show how it touches the lives of our readers.
Bachelor's in Journalism and one to two years of experience preferred
Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment
The ability to shoot passable photos and videos
Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics
Understanding of open records laws and the ability to file, manage and oversee requests pertinent to beat work
Ability to engage with readers and develop sources on social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Understanding of SEO and other optimization opportunities and a demonstrated ability to learn new skills in social and digital
Ability to correctly identify audiences for selected stories
A strong entrepreneurial spirit, deep curiosity and high energy
A collaborative style that works comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company. We will work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving
McClatchy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.