Watchdog Reporter

The Desert Sun in Palm Springs, CA, and part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a community watchdog reporter to cover the cities of Indio and Coachella and the growing communities in the eastern Coachella Valley. The ideal candidate is a storyteller, skilled in data analysis and document acquisition, who pursues accountability journalism from the ground up and looks beyond text to enhance their stories for mobile audiences. This reporter must be fluent in Spanish.

Candidates should have a college degree and at least three years of professional journalism experience.

Internships with significant reporting or digital production will be considered.

The Desert Sun has been recognized three of the past five years as the top newsroom of its size in

California, and has taken home awards from CNPA, APME, Gannett, Online News Association, National Headliner Awards, Society of American Business Editors and Writers, PPAGLA, Best of the West, Knight-Risser, Overseas Press Club, PPAGLA, Edward R. Murrow and the Emmys.

The Desert Sun is two hours from Los Angeles and two hours from San Diego and 30 minutes from Joshua Tree National Park. The Coachella Valley is a prime destination for investment in solar, wind and geothermal energy and is home to the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Stagecoach, Modernism Week, PNB Paribas tennis tournament and LPGA and PGA tour events.

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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