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Company: Omaha World-Herald
Position:
Seeking suburban reporter
Location:
Nebraska
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 2, 2013
Job ID: 1472613

Description:

This reporter is one of three suburban reporters covering daily news, trends and enterprise in fast-growing Sarpy County, just south of Omaha.

We expect this reporter to develop a strong source network and dig out stories from the suburbs that land on 1A and 1B. Sarpy is where a city administrator was fired after spending city money on liquor and lingerie and a nearby police chief retired as part of separate but related investigations.

This reporter also writes enterprise about major street projects in the metro area and how the work will affect taxpayers and commuters.

At least two to three years at a daily paper are preferred, although recent graduates with strong clips and internships will be considered. This person reports to the metro/suburban government editor.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and clips to Managing Editor Melissa Matczak at Melissa.matczak@owh.com. Please put "suburban reporter" in the subject line. Deadline to apply is March 15.

About Sarpy County: The county has five cities, including the state’s third largest, and is served by all or part of six school districts, two hospitals and Bellevue University. The county is home to Offutt Air Force Base, a major metro employer, as well as defense contractors and such employers as PayPal, InfoUSA and Werner Enterprises. It has a AAA baseball stadium and growing retail centers.

Why you should work for us: The Omaha World-Herald (165,000 Sunday circulation) is the flagship paper of BH Media Group’s growing national newspaper chain. Omaha offers something for everyone. The Daily Beast named Omaha the No. 2 City for Recent Grads. We're home to a vibrant, aggressive network of young professionals and known nationally for our indie music scene. Have children? Kiplinger picked Omaha as No. 1 on its list of the Top 10 Great Cities to Raise Your Kids.

 

 

 

 

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