News - Reporter, General Assignment
El Paso, TX, USA Req #9202
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The El Paso Times, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking an audience- and multiplatform-savvy journalist to join its award-winning team as a full-time general assignments reporter.
The position requires the ability to report on areas including immigration, courts, crime, local government and other subjects.
The job also represents an opportunity for enterprise reporting on topics including health, environmental issues, economic disparities and military coverage. The approach will be on key issues rather than traditional beat reporting.
A degree in journalism or a related field is required, as well as three or more years of experience. The candidate should be skilled at producing multimedia content, including photographs and video, and be skilled in the responsible use of social media in order to promote reports and increase traffic to elpasotimes.com.
The candidate should understand the importance of SEO use in headlines and related fields in order to boost search traffic to the website.
A positive, team-building attitude is essential due to the need to coordinate efforts with photographers, designers and web producers.
The reporter will:
-Mine data to produce credible reports and break out related information.
-Be able Tweet video, photographs and information from the field during breaking news.
-Be experienced in making FOIA and open records requests.
-Ideally be bilingual in English and Spanish.
-Be willing to report from Mexico.
-Appreciate the cultural mix in the El Paso region.
-Be able to work nights and weekends as required.
-Have a valid driver's license and personal vehicle.
-Develop sources across a spectrum of beats.
-Be able to meet deadlines.
-Have a proven record of accurate, engaging reporting.
-Have a focus on community journalism.
Join us in covering the Borderland community and help us prove that community journalism is key to the region and the nation's future.
When applying, please include a single document with as much of the following as possible: a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, your updated resume, and portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. It's important that these items be assembled into a single document, preferably in PDF format. The application will only allow one document upload. 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.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.
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