The Santa Fe New Mexican, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Date Posted October 14, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Other
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The Santa Fe New Mexican is looking for an aggressive public safety reporter who can manage a busy beat, juggling the day’s breaking news with more in-depth coverage of cops and firefighters at the city, county and statewide level.

You’ll work in one of the most interesting capital cities in the nation, a culturally rich and always-sunny arts and food town surrounded by mountain ranges offering opportunities for stellar year-round outdoor recreation.

There’s a darker side: A long list of unsolved homicides, a city police evidence room in disarray, a District Attorney’s Office that struggles to get a case to trial, a persistent opioid epidemic that’s at the root of many of the community’s toughest challenges.

You won’t just cover crime. You’ll delve into politics, personalities, budget issues, enduring cycles of trauma and violence — collaborating with almost every other beat reporter at the newspaper. Most importantly, you’ll highlight the powerful human stories at the center of every public safety issue.

Solid reporting and writing skills are a must, and we’re looking for an insightful self-starter who always has a sharp idea.

You’ll be surrounded by busy, productive colleagues who care about good journalism above all.

Job requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree and at least two years’ experience in news at a daily newspaper.

• Strong writing skills with an eye on deadline and the willingness to tell stories in non-traditional ways.

• The ability to find sources and connect with the community.

Salary is negotiable. Send your cover letter, résumé and clips of your best work to: Cynthia Miller, News Content Editor, Santa Fe New Mexican, No calls, please.

The New Mexican offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer.

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