Investigative Reporter

The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas

Date PostedJune 12, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyInvestigative
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

The Dallas Morning News is looking for an accomplished investigative reporter to work in our Austin bureau.

This position is part of a seven-person investigative team that is highly collaborative and imbued with a sense of mission. We aim to produce original work that exposes abuse, holds the powerful to account and compels change. 

Working in the capital office you will have the freedom to explore the vast influence of state government in Texas – from education and healthcare to housing, social services and criminal justice issues.

You will work closely with other investigative reporters as well as a team of five data journalists.

The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience with landing impactful projects and winning awards. You must also be savvy about data and documents, adept at building sources and have a passion for telling stories about real people.

Investigative reporting is at the core of our mission at The Dallas Morning News, a digitally focused newsroom and the winner of nine Pulitzer Prizes. In 2017, we moved into a newly renovated building in the heart of downtown Dallas. Its flagship website, dallasnews.com, attracts 8-10 million unique visitors a month.

Requirements:

  • B.A./B.S. degree
  • 5 years of journalism experience
  • At least 3 years of experience in an investigative position
  • Proven ability to manage multiple stories at the same time
  • Demonstrated skills for reporting deeply and writing with authority
  • An interest in taking risks and looking for innovative ways to tell stories both in writing and visually
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