Politics/state capital reporter

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Carson City, Nevada

Date PostedNovember 09, 2017
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is seeking an experienced reporter with a nose for news to join our team covering politics and state government in Carson City. This is a busy beat that consistently produces front-page stories and drives significant online traffic. We are looking for a strong writer who can write with context, clarity and conciseness.

The ideal candidate is able to work well under deadline pressure, develop sources and take complicated issues and make the reader understand them. He or she is a storyteller with initiative, ideas and energy.

Candidates should have familiarity with how government works. Knowledge of Nevada politics, processes and issues is a real plus.

The person selected for this job will spend approximately the first 10 months in Las Vegas helping cover the 2018 elections. After the election, this person would move to our Carson City bureau to cover the 2019 Legislature and beyond.

Key duties:

• Produce breaking news copy, features and enterprise content to appear in print and online.

• Shoot photos and video. Actively participate in social media efforts.

• Build personal contacts with Nevada government officials, including elected representatives.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Key attributes:

• Excellent reporting and research skills.

• Knowledge of politics and government processes.

• Three years reporting experience.

• Experience with online publishing, social media and video.

• Ability to see beyond the daily news to develop hard-hitting, compelling enterprise.

• Ability to write with verve and make potentially dry public policy stories come alive by finding compelling human angles and real people.

• Experience working with other journalists on team projects.

The Review-Journal is investing heavily in its newsroom. News organizations everywhere are cutting back, but we're hiring. We're committed to building a regional journalism powerhouse, attracting top-notch talent and helping journalists grow. The Review-Journal is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. A drug screening is mandatory.

Send resume and a few clips to Peter Johnson, assistant managing editor/news and business, Las Vegas Review-Journal - pjohnson@reviewjournal.com

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