Neighborhood Issues Reporter

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About the Job

The Courier & Press in Evansville, Indiana, is searching for a neighborhood issues reporter to join our newsroom and be part of USA TODAY NETWORK-Indiana.

Duties would include coverage of significant and developing issues in local governments, as well as coverage of neighborhood issues impacting Evansville. The reporter would also have the opportunity to be part of a statewide watchdog team doing investigative and enterprise reporting on issues and trends tied to government spending. This reporter should have the ability to shoot and produce video, as well as write breaking news, features and enterprise. The applicant would need storytelling skills and the ability to cover a wide range of topics.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of three to five years of experience reporting on government at the local, state or national level. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in retrieving public records through the FOIA process.
  • Proven experience with advanced storytelling techniques on multiple platforms.
  • A team player willing to step outside of their beat and comfort zone at a moment's notice for the good of the newsroom.
  • Proven experience producing quick write-ups based on trending topics. Presents a quick, conversational writing style that resonates with mobile and social audiences.
  • Proficiency on social media platforms including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
  • Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities.
  • Able to multi-task and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing industry.


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