The Richmond Times-Dispatch is seeking an enterprising reporter with at least three years of experience covering a busy beat that produces lots of breaking news. The candidate should be able to produce quick daily stories, long-term investigative work and multimedia elements to accompany his or her reporting.
Reporters must think visually, and collaborate with photographers on elements that expand the story, not just validate it.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Submits clear, crisp copy that is free of errors. Meets deadlines. Learns from mistakes.
Breaks news and digs deeper for enterprise stories competitors overlook.
Minds beat from the bottom up. Connects with communities and writes about the lived experiences of people in the coverage area. Produces timely stories and covers meetings and other events pertinent to beat.
Accepts story assignments, generates better ones and completes them as quickly as possible.
Keeps editors informed of stories underway, with length and deadline estimates.
When asked, takes clear photographs, with good composition, and gets information and names for cutlines.
Produces enough stories, of high quality, and style in accordance with company standards.
Other projects and duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Spanish language skills preferred.
If you think you’d be a good fit, send resume, cover letter and five clips to Katy Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org.