West Coast Reporter

WorkCompCentral, Camarillo, California

Date PostedMarch 14, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$50,000 to $65,000

Brilliant Journalist Needed for Challenging Beat

Salary: $50,000 to $65,000.

WorkCompCentral, a national news service that covers the workers’ compensation industry, seeks a seasoned political reporter to cover California and the West Coast, our most important beat. 

This is not a job for journalists who aspire to be mediocre: The person who is leaving this position tracked a scandal that landed a state senator in prison and stayed in contact with lobbyists, lawmakers, attorneys and high-level sources throughout our industry in search of news that will catch the attention of busy workers’ comp professionals. 

The reporter who accepts this position must be prepared to write one in-depth, multi-sourced story each day in addition to several briefs. He or she will cover everything from state legislation proposing major policy changes to minor amendments to the regulations that define the workers’ compensation playing field. 

The beat also has a large criminal-justice component. In the past several years, state and federal prosecutors have filed charges alleging fraud schemes that reportedly cost insurers more than $500 million. Those cases are working through the court system, while new busts continue to bring us more stories to track. Lawmakers have been busy trying to pass laws to reduce the opportunities to scam, but new schemes emerge all the time. 

The west coast reporter may work from home or at our office in Camarillo. A laptop computer for travel, high-speed Internet access and cell-phone service will be required for telecommuters. We pay a stipend to defray costs. Compensation includes an employer contribution to a group health insurance plan and matching funds toward an independent retirement account. 

To apply, send a resume, a cover letter explaining your approach toward covering a beat and writing samples that showcase your talents to gregjones@workcompcentral.com

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