State News Editors

Watchdog.org / Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity, Chicago, Illinois

Date PostedDecember 28, 2017
IndustriesNewspapers / Wires, Nonprofit
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttp://www.watchdog.org
Description:

WATCHDOG.ORG SEEKS EXPERIENCED STATE NEWS EDITORS

Americans continue to see the media industry changing, and the coverage of statehouse and statewide news declining across the United States.

State legislatures have a tremendous impact on the daily lives of taxpayers. Their policy decisions significantly affect the fiscal well-being of citizens in ways arguably greater than those made by local and federal governmental officials.

Facing the greatest challenge to their existence, legacy media organizations continue to make cuts to statehouse staffs and to the depth and breadth of coverage of the important fiscal decisions made by elected state officials.

Watchdog.org, the state-focused reporting division of the non-partisan, non-profit Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity, seeks to fill this journalistic void with hands-on reporting of state news. Our team is committed to publishing highly consumable news with accuracy, velocity and frequency, and engaging with both the casual and most ardent readers who have an interest in how their tax dollars are spent.

Led by a team of former legacy media executives and news managers who are headquartered in Chicago, Watchdog.org is building a national network of high quality journalists around the country who share our passion for reporting state news from the taxpayers’ perspective. Our team of ethical, driven and experienced journalists report taxpayer-focused news for publication on our sites. We also share our completed work with legacy and digital pure-play news media across the country.

Our team is rapidly expanding, and seeking hands-on news editors in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Virginia. We also will establish a presence in Washington, D.C.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

Our state news editors must possess the ability to write and edit, and manage timely and relevant statehouse and stories that resonate statewide on deadline.

We publish continuously.

Accuracy, velocity and frequency are critical to Watchdog.org's success. 

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

If you possess a love for the news and have been displaced by legacy media or are seeking an opportunity within a growing journalism organization where the news comes first, we want to hear from you.

Possessing an understanding of how state government functions will be critical to your success. Past experience managing staff is a key skill, as you will be hands-on in the assignment and editing of stories.

Our editors are multi-talented.

They lead by example, get involved in the reporting of daily, enterprise and investigative news and understand how to use the modern journalist’s tool kit to create and distribute content on different platforms.

BENEFITS

Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity offers competitive wages, generous medical and dental benefits, access to a retirement account and paid time off.

Want to learn more? Please send a copy of your resume, and your most recent clips. Tell us why you want to be part of Watchdog.org. and how you’ll make us better.

Send all correspondence via email to: Jobs@watchdog.org

– Christopher Krug, president and publisher

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