Anchorage Daily News /, Anchorage, Alaska

Date Posted August 10, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status
Salary Negotiable


The Anchorage Daily News /, Alaska’s most-read newspaper and news site, is hiring reporters. We have multiple openings in an ambitious, high-energy newsroom. We’re looking for people who can help us do great journalism in Alaska. The jobs:  

• Local government reporter, with an emphasis on accountability. You’ll be the main reporter covering local government in a city of 300,000. The job is a mix of news and enterprise. Among the core topics: serious homelessness problems (and potential solutions), growth and transportation, crime, effectiveness of city services, local politics and impacts of state and federal policies locally. (More in this previous post.)

• Business/economy reporter. The emphasis is on money in Alaska — consumer stories, real estate and retail, sectors that include tourism, cannabis, airlines and shipping, along with the present and future of the state economy. We're looking for a mix of news and enterprise, and a knack for writing stories that connect with readers.

• Breaking news reporter. You’ll be part of our breaking news team. The ability to quickly and accurately report news is critical, a high level of resourcefulness is prized, and you will regularly go deeper. You need to be able to spot enterprise opportunities, know how to build out stories without getting lost, and to juggle multiple stories and deliver them. 

For all of these, you need to be solid in the basics: accuracy, context and fairness; clear and engaging writing; ability to see stories that affect readers and know how to build them, to see through spin and process. We need reporters who aren't afraid to ask questions, and who are driven to report not just what happened but 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 as part of a team. We’re big enough to have a robust readership and wide, deep reach, but small enough to make decisions quickly and for individuals to have an immediate and significant impact. 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 smart, 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, are a finalist in this year's ONA awards and are currently part of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network with an ongoing project focused on sexual violence in Alaska.

We’re independently owned and offer a competitive salary and benefits in a diverse, highly livable city with Alaska and all its outdoor opportunities right out the door. We’ll relocate the right candidates. Email a resume, samples of your work and a brief note telling how you can help us to

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