Tallahassee/North Florida reproter

Tallahassee, Florida

Date Posted October 13, 2021
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Politics
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website https://www.FloridaPolitics.com

Description:

FloridaPolitics.com seeks an aggressive, web-savvy reporter based in Tallahassee/North Florida to cover the City of Tallahassee, Leon County Government, Florida State University, The Panhandle region, and other stories as assigned.

We seek the right person to join our growing team of professionals to report on Florida’s always-changing political landscape.

Our ideal candidate is an initiative-taker with a record of successful source-building and adept at setting a news agenda through working sources and reporting breaking news before other outlets.

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of three years of experience, as well as an ability to see the capital city assignment as a regular beat. They must have an ability to write and edit quality, accurate content on deadline with rapidly changing priorities, and familiarity with AP Style.

The ideal individual will have superior organizational skills, working knowledge of local government, and the ability to tell compelling stories.

Additional requirements include understanding best practices of real-time online reporting; ability to create multimedia packages — including video and photos — using digital tools; the use of social media, including Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook; assertive and creative political coverage; applying statistical data in editorial decisions.

Preferred experience:

For immediate consideration, email peter@floridapolitics.com with a cover letter (links to a portfolio and/or writing samples, please), resume and contact information.

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