Criminal justice reporters

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Las Vegas, Nevada

Date Posted August 12, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable

Description:

Bilingual criminal justice reporters sought

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is seeking two experienced reporters who are fluent in Spanish to join a team that covers police, courts and other breaking news in Southern Nevada. We are looking for strong writers and multimedia journalists who can write with context and clarity and have a passion for being first on breaking stories.

This is a busy beat that consistently drives significant online traffic. The beat requires a mix of daily breaking news, second- and third-day follows, and longer-term enterprise.

The ideal candidate is digitally focused, bilingual, can work well under deadline pressure, use social media to live tweet and break news, shoot and edit video from a smartphone, develop sources and make complicated issues understandable. He or she must have initiative, energy, a good work ethic and be a passionate storyteller. Members of the team are expected to roll to breaking news scenes and report from them, then move as directed by editors.

The candidate will be expected to live tweet, write quickly for online with updates as events develop, and then make a turn for the next-day print product. The ability to shoot video is a must. The ability to appear in front of the camera is a plus.

Candidates should have familiarity with PACER and other online case-lookup services, as well as experience filing public records requests and navigating court calendars and jail records.

One position will work a morning shift and go head-to-head with TV stations, starting at 4 a.m. weekdays. One position will start later in the mornings.

Requirements:

 

The Review-Journal is an equal opportunity employer and drug-free workplace. Passing a drug screening is a requirement for employment.

 

Please send a cover letter, resume and samples of your best work to Peter Johnson, deputy managing editor, pjohnson@reviewjournal.com

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