Seeking Driven Senior Staff Writer

The Miami Times / Biscayne Times

Miami, Florida

Date Posted October 07, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Politics
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website https://biscaynetimes.com

Description:

The Miami Times and Biscayne Times newspapers in Miami, FL are seeking a smart and aggressive senior writer to join their teams. These are sister newspapers owned by the same publisher. The Miami Times is a historic, weekly newspaper serving the Black community for nearly 100 years and Biscayne Times is a geographically-targeted monthly news magazine serving an affluent, general market demographic.

We are looking for an ambitious reporter to produce meaningful journalism that takes time, research, and effort to develop, and who can find the angle daily news beat reporters often miss or ignore.

Solid research skills, aggressive use of public records laws, facility with data and an ability to develop sources are a must. Also critical is your ability to establish trust and credibility with elected officials and their staff, among other key influencers and stakeholders in the community. You'll be expected to follow leads and produce high-impact, enterprise and watchdog stories for the monthly magazine amid the demands of occasionally reporting for the weekly newspaper in a supercharged landscape rife with identity politics. Coverage areas include Miami-Dade County government, City of Miami, and other municipalities north through Aventura and all island communities in between in a constantly evolving multi-cultural environment that is often in the national spotlight.

Beat discipline and organizational skills are essential in order to balance the need for depth and enterprise with the need to remain competitive.  You should be nimble and able to tailor your storytelling to satisfy readers of both publications, whose audiences only occasionally overlap depending on subject matter.

This position also demands reporting in real-time for our online platforms and via social media, and an aptitude to shoot photography and video to help tell your story. At least 10 years of newspaper reporting experience is preferred. Past political coverage is desired, but a can-do attitude and demonstrated work ethic matter more. Adherence to AP style and journalistic ethics is required.

To be considered for the position applicants must apply online by Oct. 22, 2021. Please include a cover letter and five samples of your work or links to five recent stories.

 


Our organization offers a competitive salary plus employee benefits including group health insurance, company profit-sharing plan, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. 

DISCLAIMER: This is not an all-inclusive job description; therefore, management has the right to assign or reassign schedules, duties, and responsibilities to this job at any time.

As an equal opportunity employer, The Miami Times?Biscayne Times does not discriminate in hiring or the terms and conditions of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will consider the provision of reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants to enable them to participate in our application process and to effectively perform the essential functions of the job unless doing so would impose an undue financial or operational hardship.