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The McClatchy Company
Cheri Noble

2100 Q Street
Sacramento California United States 95816


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State Government Reporter

Job ID: 3502
Job Views: 2331
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Postal Code: 64108
Job Category: Newspapers
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 11.23.2020

Job Description

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.

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