|Date Posted||September 24, 2021|
|Industry||Newspapers / Wires|
The Las Vegas Review-Journal is seeking an experienced reporter to join a team that covers police, courts and other breaking news in Southern Nevada. We are looking for a strong writer and multimedia journalist who can write with context and clarity and have a passion for being first on breaking stories.
This is a busy beat that consistently drives significant online traffic. The beat requires a mix of daily breaking news, second- and third-day follows, and longer-term enterprise.
The ideal candidate is digitally focused, can work well under deadline pressure, use social media to live tweet and break news, shoot and edit video from a smartphone, develop sources and make complicated issues understandable. He or she must have initiative, energy, a good work ethic and be a passionate storyteller.
The ability to shoot video is a must. The ability to appear in front of the camera is a plus. The ability to converse in Spanish is a major plus. Candidates should have familiarity with PACER and other online case-lookup services, as well as experience filing public records requests and navigating court calendars and jail records.
Las Vegas is as dynamic a news market as anywhere in the country, and the Review-Journal is the area’s dominant news source. Among many honors, the Review-Journal won a 2021 National Headliner Award for public service journalism; received the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award for deadline reporting two of the past four years in its circulation class; captured 31 Best of the West awards over the past three years; and was an Eppy Awards finalist in each of the past two years for best daily newspaper website with at least a million unique monthly visitors.
The Review-Journal is an equal-opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. A pre-employment drug screening is mandatory and, effective Oct. 15, all employees must provide proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Although the Review-Journal newsroom continues to work from home amid the delta variant wave, this is not a remote position, and relocation to the Las Vegas Valley is mandatory.
Please send a resume, cover letter and samples of your best work to Peter Johnson, deputy managing editor, firstname.lastname@example.org