Government Reporter

Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas, Nevada

Date PostedDecember 24, 2018
IndustriesNewspapers / Wires, Magazines / Publishing
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

The Las Vegas Sun is seeking an ambitious, aggressive reporter to cover one of our most vibrant beats — state and local government.

The job is a journalist’s nirvana, bursting with opportunities to break major news, hold local officials accountable and tell stories that spur dialog about community issues. Southern Nevada is home to one of the most powerful governments in the state — the Clark County Commission, whose jurisdiction includes the Las Vegas Strip — as well as the Las Vegas City Council.

The beat encompasses the Nevada Legislature, state government and the broader workings of the federal government impacting the region. The reporter will have opportunities to travel to Washington, D.C., to pursue these stories and contribute to the national dialogue.

We’re looking for someone with a watchdog’s tenacity, an ability to recognize a meaningful story, a sense of urgency to chase it down and the writing skills to make it compelling.

We don’t cover government in a traditional way at GMG, where we’re allergic to a scribelike, newspaper-of-record approach. Instead, we spend our energy finding ways to explain complicated issues, strip through the clutter of the inner workings of government, shine light on problems and give our readers the information they need to make decisions about their community.

We also encourage our reporters to explore an array of storytelling formats, from long-form narratives to infographics to Q&As.

Candidates ideally will have experience reporting on state or federal government, but we’re interested in those who have excelled in other areas as well. The key to success in our newsroom is a combination of strong curiosity, fearless reporting, a distinctive voice and even a sense of humor.

Your work will also appear in Las Vegas Weekly, the city’s leading news, arts, entertainment and culture publication.

The Sun is a product of Greenspun Media Group, a family-owned organization whose titles also include: award-winning and, the valley’s leading business report; and Las Vegas Magazine, which is distributed in most of the hotel rooms on the Las Vegas Strip.

Interested in applying? If so, please send your resume and clips to with “Government Reporter” in the subject line.

Greenspun Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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