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Company: Las Vegas Review-Journal
The best crime beat ever
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
June 1, 2013
Job ID: 1469351



We’re looking for a Dashiell Hammett on deadline to cover the hottest crime news in the nation.


We need a night cops/general assignment reporter who writes fast and hard with passion and flair and style. An aggressive mug who can think at a dead run in a 24-hour news town where maybe you’re coaxing quotes from the neighbors at a triple murder and next thing you know you’re chasing after Paris Hilton in handcuffs. A pushy sort who can turn cab drivers and waitresses into sources, and persuade tough cops to spill. A smart cookie who can bang out a brief and then tease a front-page reader from a detail, a document and a gut feeling. An independent self-starter who enjoys watchdog and investigative reporting for online and print. Computer-assisted reporting, video and social media skills are a plus.


The Review-Journal is Nevada’s leading news organization in print and on the web, an equal-opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug test is mandatory.


To apply, email a cover letter, resume and your three best writing samples to James G. Wright, Deputy Editor, at Please put “reporter positions” and your name in the subject line. Applicant review will begin May 13.

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