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Education Reporter - Times Picayune

Job ID: 5700
Job Views: 883
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Postal Code: 70130
Job Category: Media Business Positions
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 07.15.2021

Job Description


Want to cover America’s most interesting city for one of the nation's best metro newspapers? The Times-Picayune is seeking an ambitious reporter to cover K-12 education in New Orleans. We’re looking for a veteran journalist who can produce daily stories – both for online and print -- as well as thoughtful, deeply-researched enterprise coverage of the city’s public school system, the first in the nation to consist solely of charter schools. The job also includes occasional coverage of area universities and topics of interest for children and families. The ideal candidate would produce lively, informative stories that spell out the system’s successes and failures in ways that parents and the community can easily understand. Strong reporting skills are a must, as is a distinctive writing voice. We’re in a competitive market, so breaking and owning stories is very important to us – and must also be important to you.

The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate is a 7-day, home-delivered newspaper with local owners and a veteran staff, many of whom have covered the Crescent City for years. We are passionate about producing thoughtful, complex journalism both in print and on our website, and have been aggressive about growing the organization to reach more digital subscribers. In addition to the New Orleans products, our company publishes The Advocate in Baton Rouge and The Acadiana Advocate in Lafayette, as well as their surging digital properties. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

As our New Orleans education reporter, you will be responsible for the following:

-Developing sources on your beat.

-Using public records and databases to find and tell stories.

-Writing a mix of daily and enterprise stories.

-Posting stories online, with an emphasis on fast, accurate reports that grab readers and keep them coming back for more.

-Contributing to general assignment coverage as directed.

The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate, is committed to recruiting, developing, and promoting a diverse workforce while providing unique opportunities and career paths for our employees.

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