Breaking News Reporter & Assistant Content Coach

Abilene, TX, USA; Dallas, TX, USA Req #4709

Friday, April 12, 2019

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The Abilene Reporter-News, part of Gannett and the USA TODAY NETWORK, is looking for an experienced reporter with breaking news and investigative skills who is energetic, curious and self-starting. This person will also be asked to manage the newsroom at times and serve as a Content Coach / Editor.

The Breaking News Reporter will work the traditional "cops beat" and "courts beat" but also emphasize watchdog reporting and contribute other stories as needed. This job requires video and photography skills.

Abilene is a growing city of about 120,000 situated on the eastern edge of West Texas, just over two hours from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It is home to three private, church-related universities, Dyess Air Force Base and a variety of cultural activities. Interest in football is high and the cost of living is low. The Reporter-News is the oldest business in town, covering news and sports in the city and small towns in the surrounding area.

Application Instructions:

We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don't limit your upload to a resume; show us what you've done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes as much of the following as you can provide:

  1. Your resume - condensed to a few pages.
  2. A cover letter that describes what you would bring to the job.
  3. Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you've produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do.

*It's important that these items be assembled into a single document in PDF format. The application will only allow you to upload one document. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.

We offer a competitive base salary and career growth opportunities. We also offer you a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays, employee discount programs and domestic partner benefits. Our 401(k) is top-notch and the contributions you make, up to the first 5%, are eligible for a 100% Company match!

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