We are looking for an enterprise reporter with strong watchdog skills to join our team at the Florida Times-Union/ Jacksonville.com in Jacksonville, Fla., a city with no shortage of news stories.
This reporter will report on a variety of issues, trends and breaking news stories, but they will focus on cultivating diverse sources in the areas of criminal and social justice issues and from all areas of our town. The ideal candidate will have experience doing strong watchdog reporting on these issues in other diverse communities.
This reporter will need to come up with their own story ideas, and also be able to juggle those with ones assigned by editors. This reporter will be active on promoting their own stories on social media and engage with readers to answer additional questions. This reporter will coordinate well with editors, photographers, digital producers and other reporters to help produce great journalism on tight deadlines.
The Times-Union has a strong team of veteran and newer reporters who regularly hold public officials accountable, tell great stories and do journalism that results in policy changes. Some of our recent alumni have moved on to investigative and watchdog reporting in cities such as New York, Atlanta, Miami and San Diego.
Jacksonville, the largest city by area in the continental United States, has a massive, consolidated government with a colorful history and complicated political scene that is closely watched statewide.
Bachelor’s in Communications, Journalism or related field or the equivalent in experience and education.
At least two years of experience in reporting for another news organization in a full-time position, internship or fellowship.
Experience with taking their own photos and videos, publishing independently in print and online and promoting content on social media.
Work in collaboration with other reporters and editors as stories warrant.
Work with other editors and producers to optimize content.
Experience working under tight deadlines and also producing long-term projects.
Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here and upload your materials combined into one single document with as much of the following as possible: your updated resume, a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, and your portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. **It's important that these items be combined into a single document attachment/upload (preferably in PDF format). The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.
- Job Family News
- Job Function Consumer
- Pay Type Hourly
- Jacksonville, FL, USA