Justice Reporter

    • Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN, USA Req #10393

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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The Tennessean is seeking a talented, energetic writer to join our award-winning local news team in Nashville to cover justice issues in Music City.

The Tennessean's justice reporter will provide breaking news coverage, in-depth enterprise and insightful analysis into what impacts Nashville's criminal justice system. This reporter will have a keen eye for telling these stories through the eyes of people and a focus on watchdog and accountability reporting.In addition to daily coverage of trials and court developments, this reporter should seek to cover broader issues of social justice -- in housing, employment, health, and access to government services.

The successful candidate will have strong entrepreneurial skills and three to five years of experience and a passion for storytelling across an array of digital and social media platforms.

In this role, you will:

  • Serve as the justice issues reporter for The Tennessean covering Nashville's criminal justice system;
  • Act as a public ambassador through community outreach and connect with readers through social media;
  • Use live video to spotlight breaking news and high interest events;
  • Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues. Produce watchdog journalism that leads to change;
  • Use real-time metrics to respond to user demand and reader interest;
  • Work with newsroom leaders to shape storytelling to meet audience needs and interests on every platform;
  • Contribute to the community's greater good through impactful journalism.


Here's what you need:
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field;
  • Experience working for an online-only news website, newspaper or magazine;
  • Solid communication and time management skills;
  • Experience or knowledge of video production and editing;
  • Must be able to work well on deadline;
  • A valid driver's license with reliable transportation is also required;
  • Please include a variety of clips - no more than six - showing beat reporting and enterprise on different digital platforms.


Application Instructions: Your updated resume, paired with a cover letter and links to your samples of work will ensure you receive the highest consideration. Please combine these materials into a single document, as our application only allows for one document upload.

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