GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER

Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas

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Date Posted October 10, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://www.houstonchronicle.com

Description:

The Houston Chronicle is looking for a versatile high-energy reporter who’s driven by curiosity to write stories about life in the fourth largest city in America. This general assignment reporter will tell readers what people love and loathe about living in this amazing and complicated place. The reporter could also dig into a murder tale that the whole city is talking about. Or write about a small-town mayor who got busted for not paying his water bill. Or pen a must-read profile on someone who illustrates our rich racial and ethnic diversity. We want someone can break news and find compelling enterprise stories that tells us about the times we are living in. The right candidate will be able to build sources in a vast region of southeast Texas and identify newsworthy trends. 

If this job is for you, you’re full of ideas. You love hanging out with strangers and asking nosy questions. You write fast and beautifully, short and long. You have many interests and a wide range of sources. You can tell stories that show up lots of places: on the web, on the newspaper’s front page, but also in videos, podcasts, and whatever other forms seem worth a try.

You also need to know that we’re dead serious about building your audience -- our audience. The Chronicle plans to survive, and to do that, we’ve got to do great work, make sure that people see it, and convince them that they love and need us enough to subscribe.

Candidates should be savvy with SEO, digital and social media platforms. An ability to speak Spanish is preferred. If you are interested in this position, please provide a resume and 6-8 clips. A minimum of five years of reporting experience at a daily newspaper is required.

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