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Company: Tri-City Herald
Position:
City/County-Political Reporter
Location:
Washington St.
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 2, 2013
Job ID: 1472602

Description:



Journalism that makes a difference: Join the Tri-City Herald, an award-winning McClatchy Co. newspaper (32,000 circ.) in Southeast Washington's growing and diverse communities of Kennewick, Richland and Pasco.

We’re looking for experienced candidates who know how to get to the bottom of what’s happening at city hall and in county government and can explain it in a compelling, accurate way. Candidates also should be knowledgeable and interested in reporting on local and state politics.

We need someone who can juggle daily coverage with enterprise work.

You will be actively engaged with social media (Facebook, Twitter), publishing to various platforms throughout the day. We also use smartphones and iPads, and we strongly value multimedia experience with video and photography.

You must know how to develop sources, report on sensitive topics, provide excellent customer service, work cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers and show a positive attitude and good problem-solving skills.

We offer a team known for consistent aggressive, prize-winning coverage, as well as competitive pay and benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diverse applicants. Ability to speak Spanish is a big plus in our increasingly diverse community.

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree and experience at a weekly or daily paper.

Send a letter, resume and 5-6 clips that show your strong initiative, intense curiosity and ability to work independently. Deadline is March 11.

Send to Laurie Williams, executive editor, Tri-City Herald, 333 W. Canal St., Kennewick, WA., 99336, or email applications to cchurch@tricityherald.com.

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