|Date Posted||May 19, 2022|
|Job Status||Not Specified|
HOUSTON POLITICS/CITY HALL REPORTER
The Houston Chronicle seeks a versatile journalist who will work in our organization’s City Hall bureau to produce government and politics stories that go beyond the rhetoric to explain which issues are most important to everyday citizens.
This reporter will need to have sound news judgment, and develop relationships with candidates, elected officials and community leaders. She/he also must be able to understand the inner workings of city and county governments -- as well as the regional congressional delegation. She/he will need to be able to pivot quickly, from writing quick turns on city council meetings and poll results, to covering campaign rallies and events, to filing open records requests with an eye toward exposing connections between money and politics. An existing knowledge of Texas and Greater Houston politics is preferred, but is not required, for this position. Experience as a political or government beat reporter in another state also is preferred.
Cover government and politics from the “outside in,” cutting through the bureaucratic jargon to tell readers why they should care.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
This is a full-time job based in Houston and is not eligible for remote work.
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 to 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 on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirments.
About Houston Chronicle:
The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Houston, Texas, United States.
Houston Chronicle is committed to growing and retaining a more diverse workforce that better reflects the communities we serve. We strongly encourage all people of working age, who are traditionally underrepresented in the media to apply, including women, people of color, applicants with disabilities, those from the LGBTQ+ community and veterans.