- Sarasota, FL
Sarasota, FL, USA Req #12931
Thursday, December 17, 2020
The Florida network of USA Today has a long and strong history of writing about issues of racial inequities, particularly in the Sunshine State's court system. The network's "Bias on the Bench," "One War, Two Races" and "Influence and Injustice" projects led to legislation that should eventually make Florida the most transparent state in the nation in terms of sentencing, allowing the public to determine for itself whether courts are biased based on race. We are looking to build on that work with a reporter who would identify and explore inequality issues in government, education, crime, healthcare and other areas and produce compelling short-term and longer-term stories, including explanatory, watchdog and storytelling pieces.
Candidates should have a track record of covering these issues on a regular basis and a portfolio that reflects deep reporting and examples of strong storytelling. Candidates should have at least three years of reporting experience. The position would be based in Florida.
How to apply:
Please make sure to include your resume, a cover letter explaining your approach to the job and links to your work, together as a single document upload.
- Bachelor's in Communications, Journalism, Digital Media or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- At least three years of experience working in a news organization
- Strong knowledge of AP grammar and style.
- Is comfortable using social media to report and promote stories.
- Understands media law, reporting ethics and sourcing.
- Collaborates well with others.
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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