The Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico’s largest daily newspaper, is seeking an experienced, energetic, and resourceful reporter to cover state government. This position will be expected to become the authority on state government, state budgets, legislative processes, and politics in New Mexico.
You must be unafraid to ask tough questions, be able to work collaboratively with other reporters and provide unrivaled coverage of the legislature and politics in New Mexico.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience covering state politics in New Mexico. We would prefer candidates with experience covering state legislature for a newspaper, wire service or other news outlet.
The ideal candidate will bring an enterprise-driven approach to the beat and consistently elevate the voices of those otherwise rarely heard by those in power.
Candidates must be adept at cultivating sources, identifying key stakeholders and delivering clean copy that goes far beyond what passed and failed in public votes.
A candidate who can speak Spanish fluently would be considered a tremendous asset, and we will ensure the skill is used meaningfully. We will give extra consideration to candidates with advanced data analysis skills.
The Albuquerque Journal is the state’s largest newspaper and one of the last family-owned metro newspapers in the country.
Interested candidates should send a resume and examples of relevant skills to Albuquerque Journal Executive Editor Patrick Ethridge at firstname.lastname@example.org