Date Posted November 12, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Politics
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified

Description:

The Dallas Morning News seeks an experienced reporter to cover state government and politics in its award-winning Capitol bureau in Austin.

The ideal candidate will be a relentless watchdog who understands the urgency of a competitive digital reporting environment and quickly turns daily, enterprise and investigative stories that break news, expose wrongdoing and effect change. 

Specific skills required: 

--proven ability to plan and manage beat coverage to ensure that government is held accountable

--experience growing and engaging with a digital audience, including the ability to aggregate news and report through social media

--clear and concise writing on deadline

--facility in analyzing data to find important policy trends

--expertise in acquiring valuable documents that public officials would rather keep private

--ability to multitask on short-, medium- and long-term stories; a proven ability to tell complicated stories in a thorough yet readable way; ability to cover breaking, non-political news

--comfortable working as part of a team with reporters in Austin, Dallas and Washington. 

Beat responsibilities, especially as Texas heads into 2020 election season and the 2021 legislative session, will be determined based on the background of the applicant, along with input from the politics editor and Austin bureau chief.

Did we mention this job is in Austin -- the Live Music Capital of the World, home of great barbecue, SXSW, ACL Fest, a booming tech industry and miles of hike-and-bike trails.

Please submit a cover letter, resume and work samples by Monday, Nov. 25.

 

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