County / Crime reporter

New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

New Braunfels, Texas

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Date Posted July 11, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $25,000 to $30,000


The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung is looking for a new county/crime reporter. This beat covers Comal County government as well as the local first responders including the city police department, county sheriff’s office and local fire departments. 

This is a very active beat with lulls that will allow the reporter to work on enterprise or deeper articles. The candidate should have a strong writing style, a very firm understanding of the ins and outs of criminal justice reporting and a willingness to ask tough questions and chase down the hard-to-find answers.  

The Herald-Zeitung is a five-day print daily in New Braunfels — in between San Antonio and Austin and one of the fastest growing cities in the country — with an active website that publishes breaking news seven days a week. The paper was recently named the best small newsroom in the state of Texas by the Texas Association of Managing Editors.

Interested candidates should send resume and clips to with the subject line CRIME REPORTER in all caps. This is a quick fill position, looking to hire ahead of the current reporter’s retirement, and allow some overlap for introductions and knowledge transfer.

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