Reporter: Public Issues
Reporter, Public Issues Investigative
Wisconsin Media, part of the USA Today Network, is seeking an experienced, self-driven reporter who understands that digging up local information that affects our readers is a public service that can make the community better. The right candidate will know how to dig, what to report and how to present the content in a compelling way.
This Public Issues Investigator will work with a team of watchdog reporters in Central Wisconsin, connecting with readers through social media and other forums and providing thoughtful analysis of complex issues. The reporter will cover the local effects of government, nonprofits and private-sector institutions in the Wausau metro area.
The preferred candidate will have a minimum of five years' daily experience in news writing, photo- and video-journalism; a demonstrated ability to attract and engage readers on social media and other digital platforms; and a track record of using public records and other sources to dig for information that matters to readers. Data visualization and data analysis experience are preferred.
The Public Issues Investigator must be well-organized, possess critical-thinking and storytelling skills, work independently as well as collaboratively, and have the ability to cover daily news developments while working on in-depth, enterprising journalism. Qualified candidates will offer a bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Candidates must have a valid driver's license with a good driving record, proof of insurance and own transportation.
USA TODAY NETWORK is one of the top 20 digital companies in the country, sharing the list with Google, Facebook, and Amazon. And we have over 100 million unique visitors a month, which is more than Buzzfeed, Yahoo News, and Huffington Post. Because our team consists of over 110 local properties with USA TODAY at the helm, you'll have the luxury of living in a community you love while making a national impact.
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) 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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