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Company: Orange County Register
Government reporter
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
August 7, 2013
Job ID: 1507676


The Register's Government & Politics team has an opening for county government reporter. Coverage of this beat includes a rich, lively and insightful blend of breaking news, news features, investigative reporting, analysis, and profiles. This is a high profile, high productivity beat that aims to inform readers of issues, trends, policies and decisions that affect their lives in tangible ways. It also will explore how and why these decisions are made, the personalities involved, and the forces helping guide these policy choices. It will hold county officials accountable. It will be the primary and the most comprehensive source of information about the county.

The successful candidate for this job will have a minimum of three years daily newspaper experience – preferably more – with a demonstrated ability to consistently produce the type of stories being sought for the beat. The candidate will have displayed a superior ability at developing sources at all levels, at writing clear and compelling stories, at revealing truths beneath the surface, and at understanding what is really going on at the heart of government, bureaucracy and politics. The candidate will thrive in a collaborative environment while being a self starter with an established ability at recognizing priorities, ferreting out what is most important, anticipating news, and being able to quickly reorder the priorities when news demands it. The candidate understands the importance of non-narrative elements.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, salary requirements, five examples of your work and a beat plan to Mark Matassa at Write “OC Government Reporter” on the subject line of your e-mail.


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