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Justice Reporter

Mississippi Today, Jackson, Mississippi

Date Posted July 30, 2020
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Launched in 2016, Mississippi Today is the state’s only nonprofit newsroom with one of the largest editorial teams in the region. Mississippi Today is recognized as a leader in independent, nonpartisan journalism in the Deep South. 

If you are a journalist with a deep curiosity about how the justice system really works in Mississippi — from policing to prisons, from civil liberties to courts — you might be the reporter Mississippi Today seeks to create a new state justice beat. 

Equity is at the heart of everything we report at Mississippi Today. As thousands of Mississippians and millions of Americans decry inequities in the justice system, this is one of the most important beats in the nation. These stories are endless in Mississippi, where just two reporters cover the beat full time.

Moved by the Black Lives Matter and #Metoo movements, justice issues have become the focus of campaigns in crucial statewide elections. Additionally, criminal justice reform remains a key conversation at the state Capitol. This reporter would work closely with the top political reporting team in the state to cover the confluence of these issues and politics.

The justice reporter will produce stories that support Mississippi Today’s vision and mission, which is to hold elected officials accountable and inform citizens about how the policy and decisions implemented by the state’s powerful affect their lives.


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We’re committed to building an inclusive newsroom that represents the people and communities we serve. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply for this position, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people who are differently abled. Please fill out this form to apply.

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, Aug. 12.

Questions? Email Editor-in-Chief Adam Ganucheau at or Managing Editor Kayleigh Skinner at

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