Reporter, Business & Community

Lafayette, IN, USA Req #9070

Monday, August 12, 2019

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The Journal & Courier in Lafayette, Indiana seeks a general assignment reporter whose work will have an emphasis on business news and developments in our community. The right person must be versatile enough to cover topics outside of business, too, including filling in for crime and courts coverage when that reporter is on vacation. Applicants must be comfortable in a university setting as Purdue University drives a great deal of J&C's coverage.

Reporters at J&C are expected to develop their own story ideas, be creative as well as willing to tell stories in the best digital ways to drive traffic and engagement, and this position is no different. The best personality for this role is one of great curiosity and outgoingness that cultivates sources and ideas.

Professional reporting experience is preferred. A base of photography knowledge is helpful as the reported will, at times, shoot his/her own photographs. Likewise, applicants who are comfortable producing short but useful videos are preferred.


We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, please put together a single document file that includes as much of the following as possible:

1.Your updated resume.

2.A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job and why you're a fit.

3.Links to 3-5 online samples of your work. Show us what you've produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.

Our application only allows for one document upload, so it's important that these items be assembled in a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives 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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