Public Safety/General Assignment Reporter

Hearst

Beaumont, Texas

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Date Posted May 13, 2022
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Job Description

The Beaumont Enterprise is looking for a public safety reporter who knows that being first only matters if you’re also right. The beat focuses on police, fire, courts and general assignment stories that help keep your reporting life interesting.

But we want a reporter who pushes for more than just information from a news release. We want you to dig deeper, be it through records, data or finding the people involved and talking with them about the implications of the story.

With a coverage area that includes nearly 400,000 people, three counties and the public safety bodies in them, you’ll have a wide variety of stories to tell.

With such a racially and economically diverse community, your job also includes taking the time to get to know its members and what’s important to them and using that information to further your reporting.

You’re using all the tools at your disposal to reach those audiences. So, you need a command of social media, an eye for gathering and disseminating information quickly and accurately and a desire to use your smart phone as a reporting tool.

But let’s get more specific:

• This job is about more than news releases and what officials want you to know. It’s about living and breathing. While a strong relationship with officials is important, you’ll watch what residents are talking about and use your reporting to respond directly to their concerns.
• You’ll be doing enterprise stories, which could involve any number of issues.
• You’ll become a part of the Southeast Texas community, be it at in-person events, on social media or through opportunities to contribute to our newsletter or write columns about your own interests.

Requirements:

• A bachelor’s degree in journalism and/or equivalent newsroom experience, preferably in a coverage area that you can show set you up for the job
• Social media and multimedia skills
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• The strong desire to not only be first but also be right

As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Newspapers requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Hearst Newspapers will consider requests for reasonable accommodations due to medical, including pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, and/or religious reasons on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Send your resume and clips to kaitlin.bain@beaumontenterprise.com with the subject line "Open reporter position."