Date Posted January 17, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time

Description:

The Dallas Express is looking for experienced and passionate journalists to cover full-time beats: the City of Dallas, public safety, education and more.

Our commitment is to serve our audience in Dallas and throughout the Lone Star State. We strive to provide our readers with a product that they want, need and feel is theirs. We hold decision-makers accountable for their actions and seek answers to the questions that matter most to our readers. Ultimately, we want to improve the quality of life for every Texan by delivering news that is informative, engaging and impactful.

Working in North Texas, the successful candidates for these open positions will be expected to produce news stories, features, and analyses regularly on the significant political, cultural and regulatory issues affecting Dallas residents. By emphasizing original journalism through on-the-ground reporting and source cultivation, these roles will deliver data-driven exclusives and compelling profiles of key officials and newsmakers.

These are in-office positions based in the Dallas-Fort Worth MSA. The successful candidates for each role must reside in one of the following counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall or Tarrant. Remote candidates will not be considered.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cover your respective beat, with an emphasis on original reporting and sourcing (not news releases)
  • Develop and retain a resonant knowledge of the your beat, including the major players, issues, and trends
  • Produce a regular stream of high-quality breaking news stories, features, and analyses
  • Conduct in-depth interviews with key political figures, stakeholders, executives and other sources
  • Use social media and other digital tools to promote your coverage and engage with our readers


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Preference is for a minimum of two years of professional journalism experience as a beat reporter or equivalent demonstrated work in clips in lieu of experience
  • Texas candidates are preferred. These are not remote positions.
  • Strong reporting and writing skills, with the ability to produce clean, concise, and engaging copy on tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills, with the capability to quickly and effectively gather and synthesize information from a variety of sources
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
  • A commitment to accuracy, fairness and journalistic ethics
  • Experience with multimedia journalism, including video, audio, and social media, is a plus

OPEN STAFF WRITER POSITIONS

We're recruiting for each of the following beats:

  • City of Dallas
  • Dallas County
  • Public Safety
  • Education
  • Economic Development

We also are hiring for a Staff Writer in Austin and a Digital Content Editor (Video) in Dallas for our growing newsroom.

The Dallas Express offers a competitive salary, complete benefits package and the opportunity to work with talented journalists who are passionate about producing high-quality and impactful journalism on the issues that matter most to Texans.

If you are an experienced reporter with a commitment to producing high-quality journalism, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume, a brief cover letter and five of your stories that best show your range with breaking news, profiles and longform. In your cover letter, indicate the preferred beat for which you wish to be considered.

SALARY RANGE

$42,000 (recent college grads) to $84,000 (three or more years of experience)

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