Crime & Justice Reporter

Chattanooga Times Free Press, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Date Posted April 29, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website https://www.timesfreepress.com/

Description:

The Chattanooga Times Free Press is looking for a reporter to cover crime and justice for our award-winning daily newspaper.

The job requires a great work ethic, a team mindset and lots of creativity. You should be able to work collaboratively across beats and disciplines. You must be able to handle data, spot trends, stay on top of routine cops and courts news and hold the powerful to account with enterprise and investigative coverage. You must be driven to tell stories in new ways across many platforms. At least two years of experience at a daily or community news outlet is preferred. 

The Times Free Press is part of a financially solid, privately owned media company with a newsroom that values mission-driven journalism and community service. The newspaper has been named the best in the state by the Tennessee Press Association for six of the past seven years and has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times since 2013. 

Chattanooga is a phenomenal place to live. It is one of the top outdoor destinations in the country and has become a magnet for major industries over the past decade. There is a thriving downtown along the Tennessee River, and the city is within a two-hour drive of Atlanta and Nashville.

Interested? Send an email outlining how you would approach this important beat to ryoung@timesfreepress.com. Include work samples, and attach a resume including references. Please include "reporter candidate" in the email subject line to make sure your application is routed properly.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.