Breaking News Reporter

The Times of Shreveport, and shreveporttimes.com in northwest Louisiana, part of the USA Today Network, are looking for a fast-paced reporter with multimedia skills to cover breaking news, public safety and the courts. The USA Today Network is a top global digital media company that reaches more than 100 million people monthly through a powerful network of mobile and publishing properties.

Shreveport, Louisiana’s third-largest city, anchors a market of more than 300,000 bisected by the scenic Red River, within easy driving distance of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, Dallas and the Arkansas hill country. Shreveport has a growing arts scene, including resident film makers.

Top candidates will be curious and driven, determined to roll to breaking news scenes without being told. They’ll be competitive, exhibiting a digital metabolism geared toward publishing quickly and supplementing often. They’ll be digitally savvy, with an understanding of how to use digital audience metrics to shape decision-making and social media to connect with a reader following and promote audience growth. They’ll know how to shoot, edit and publish video. They’ll thrive on publishing ahead of the completion, on holding public officials accountable, on using public records to find difficult and enterprising stories. They’ll have a gift for connecting with sources. They’ll write in ways that turn “just the facts” news reports into readable tales.

Join The Times and the USA Today Network, and you’ll move with us in March 2017 into new offices on the 15th floor of an office tower with stunning 360-degree views and a state-of-the art digital work environment. The office tower is in the heart of Shreveport’s downtown, which is taking off with new residences, dining establishments and arts venues.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a discipline that required substantial writing.
  • Two years reporting experience.
  • Expertise is using social media to connect with consumers and build a personal following.
  • Demonstrated ability to create short videos.

Here’s what we have to offer:

  • Competitive compensation.
  • Comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
  • Life Insurance.
  • 401(K) Saving Plan.
  • Paid Time Off.
  • Paid Company Holidays.
  • Paid Time Off to Volunteer in the Community.
  • Employee Discount Program.
  • State-of-the-art work environment.

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