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

Description:

 

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 jwright@reviewjournal.com. Please put “reporter positions” and your name in the subject line. Applicant review will begin May 13.

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