Date Posted April 01, 2024
Industry Digital Media
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time


El Paso Matters, a growing and respected nonprofit newsroom on the U.S.-Mexico border, is seeking a border issues reporter to provide in-depth and investigative coverage on issues with major local, national and international implications. This position is about more than just immigration and border security, though those are important topics. We’re looking for a reporter who can tell the deeper story about border life, including economics, binational and multinational relationships, and culture. You can collaborate with reporters focused on issues such as climate change and health to help us tell a deeper story. 

About El Paso Matters

El Paso Matters is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that provides in-depth and investigative journalism for a binational region of more than 2 million people. Our reporting often has national and international implications, but we also provide important local accountability journalism. We are part of the Puente News Collaborative, a unique U.S.-Mexican news partnership dedicated to reporting on issues in a way that recognizes the unique nature of binational communities. In four years of operation, we have become a premiere news provider in the region and have won national awards from the Online News Association, Society of Professional Journalists and Institute for Nonprofit News.

El Paso Matters is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We are an equal-opportunity employer and encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people and people with disabilities.

The job

You’ll report on complex issues on the U.S.-Mexico border, especially the El Paso-Juárez border, during the 2024 election and beyond. At a time when politicians and some journalists outside the border traffic in stereotypes and incorrect information, our border reporter can play a key role in telling stories that demonstrate the full complexity of border life. The focus of the role will be on in-depth and investigative reporting, but our border issues reporter also will need to be nimble and report quickly on stories that often develop rapidly.

Benefits include a significant employer contribution to health insurance premiums, life insurance, 401K match, paid parental leave, 20 days of paid time off each year, and nine paid holidays.


Preferred candidates should have at least three years of reporting experience. Knowledge of border issues and Spanish fluency are big pluses. The position will be based in the El Paso-Juárez region. 

How to apply

Please send a resume, cover letter and samples of your work to editor Cindy Ramirez, Please include “border reporter” in the subject line.

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