Reporter, Public Issues Investigative

Wisconsin Media, part of the USA Today Network, is seeking an experienced, self-driven reporter who understands that digging up local information that affects our readers is a public service that can make the community better. The right candidate will know how to dig, what to report and how to present the content in a compelling way.

This Public Issues Investigator will work with a team of watchdog reporters in Central Wisconsin, connecting with readers through social media and other forums and providing thoughtful analysis of complex issues. The reporter will cover the local effects of government, nonprofits and private-sector institutions.

The preferred candidate will have a minimum of five years’ daily experience in news writing, photo- and video-journalism; a demonstrated ability to attract and engage readers on social media and other digital platforms; and a track record of using public records and other sources to dig for information that matters to readers. Data visualization and data analysis experience are preferred.

The Public Issues Investigator must be well-organized, possess critical-thinking and storytelling skills, work independently as well as collaboratively, and have the ability to cover daily news developments while working on in-depth, enterprising journalism. Qualified candidates will offer a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, proof of insurance and own transportation.


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