Crime reporter

The Manhattan Mercury

Manhattan, Kansas

Date Posted January 23, 2023
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Other
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


We're looking for a smart, hard-working journalist to track crimes and follow court cases for The Manhattan Mercury.

We want a reporter who can keep the facts straight while documenting arrests — but also someone who can be creative and resourceful while pursuing longer, more complex pieces. If the thought of being on the scene of a murder or in the courtroom during a trial sounds exciting, we want to hear from you. The cops and courts beat here gets more than its share of interesting news. It's a fast-paced, exciting beat, and we need someone who can handle it.

Manhattan is a young, vibrant city in the scenic Flint Hills of Kansas. It's home to Kansas State University and down the road from Fort Riley. Nearby, Tuttle Creek Lake and Konza Prairie wildlife preserve provide lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Mercury has been a family-owned publication for more than a century. It offers a salary and benefits package that includes medical, vision, dental, paid vacation and retirement plan. Bachelor's degree and reporting experience a plus, but most of all, we want someone who is intelligent, curious and willing to work as part of a team.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three to five writing clips to Megan Moser at No phone calls, please.

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