Local government / accountability reporter

Anchorage Daily News / adn.com, Anchorage, Alaska

Date Posted August 01, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status
Salary Negotiable
Website http://adn.com

Description:

The Anchorage Daily News / adn.com, Alaska’s most-read newspaper and news site, has an immediate opening for a reporter to cover local news, with an emphasis on government and accountability.

You need to be solid in the basics: accuracy, context and fairness; clear and engaging writing; ability to see stories that affect readers, know how to report them, and to see through spin and process. You like to dig, know your way around public records, aren’t afraid to ask questions and are naturally and deeply curious about how things work, whether things work, and if they're broken, understanding why.

We’re a scrappy newsroom with a focus on audience - serving it, listening to it, growing it, retaining it. You need to understand online news and have a proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. We’re big enough to have a robust readership and wide, deep reach, but small enough for individuals to make immediate and significant impacts. Alaska is in the midst of a sprawling, noisy debate over state spending, the role of government and the future; you'll help us cover it. 

We cover a place bursting with rich, complex, interesting news - and demanding readers who know what good journalism looks like. We’ve won two Pulitzer Prizes, earlier this year won an IRE award for investigative reporting and are currently part of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. We’re independently owned and offer a competitive salary and benefits in a diverse, highly livable city of 300,000 with Alaska and all its outdoor opportunities right out the door. We’ll relocate the right candidate. Email a resume, samples of your work and a brief note telling how you can help us to news-jobs@adn.com.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.