Juneau Empire Classifieds


Placed on 10/19/2018
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Web ID 830738
STATEHOUSE REPORTER The Juneau Empire, Alaska’s award-winning capital daily, is accepting resumes for a state reporter. DESCRIPTION - The Empire is a 5,000-circulation daily newspaper in an isolated but close-knit community of 33,000 people nestled in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, a temperate rainforest and the largest national forest in North America. As Alaska’s capital, Juneau sits at the forefront of state government. Our paper focuses on community issues – ranging from homelessness and the heroin epidemic to mining and climate change -- while also covering Alaska’s billion-dollar oil and gas industry, multi-million dollar fisheries and annual legislative session. This state reporter position would be one of two Empire reporters covering news during legislative sessions at the Alaska State Capitol in downtown Juneau. When the Legislature is not in in session, the position expands out to a general assignment reporting position. This is a full-time position that includes excellent benefits which includes medical/dental/vision/life insurance, paid time off and a 401k with company match. SKILLS - Our ideal candidate will possess strong analytical and investigative reporting skills, produce clean copy with a penchant for nailing down the details, and will be able to build and develop sources in a way that leads to unique articles. We want someone who can be the first to break news online, develop a day two story for print, but won’t drop the ball on investigative and enterprising projects along the way. Experience using social media to report the news and promote your work is a must, and photography/videography skills are a desirable bonus. Working comfortably and independently in team settings, strong proficiency in AP style, and the ability to consistently meet deadline are requirements for this position. QUALIFICATIONS - At least two years experience at a daily newspaper; bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, a related field or equivalent work experience required. Preference will be given to qualified candidates in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. ABOUT JUNEAU - To call Juneau an outdoor adventurer’s paradise would be an understatement. Juneau offers hundreds of trail miles through untouched wilderness leading to glaciers, waterfalls and mountain peaks. More than a million people visit Alaska’s capital every summer, many by cruise ship, just for a glimpse of what we call home. Local amenities include the University of Alaska Southeast, a nationally renowned micro-brewery, world class ski resort, highly-acclaimed theater company and symphony orchestra, and a vibrant arts community. TO APPLY - Email a cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to careers@soundpublishing.com and include “Statehouse Reporter” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Finalists will be contacted for a phone interview.
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