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Company: Laredo Morning Times
Position:
Seeking courts reporter
Location:
Texas
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
August 24, 2014
Job ID: 1491226

Description:

Laredo Morning Times, a daily newspaper on the Texas-Mexico border, is seeking a hard working, aggressive full-time reporter to cover courts. It’s a busy, interesting beat, with many federal court cases involving large-scale drug and human trafficking organizations.

But we need someone to go beyond covering the case of the day. We need a curious reporter who can produce original, enterprising story ideas. We need someone who can dig through court documents and public records to find compelling stories for the front page.

The courts beat is also a data-rich beat. Mining data to identify trends and story ideas is a must.

Laredo is home to four district courts, two county courts and a federal court. 

Applicants must know AP style and have the ability to write clear, concise articles.

Applicants must also have some experience in journalism, whether in college or at another publication. Having a degree in journalism or related field is required. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus. 

Laredo Morning Times, located in an ever-growing city of about 250,000 people, is owned by the Hearst Corporation. San Antonio and Austin are just a few hours' drive north. 

The position offers medical benefits, gas and cell phone allowance and compensation for travel outside the immediate area. 

Qualified candidates should send resume, cover letter and five clips to ngeorgiou@lmtonline.com. No phone calls please.  

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