Reporter for Political News
Our client is the longest running statewide political news/commentary site in Mississippi. The position is for an entry level reporter to be based in the Jackson, MS area to report on political news on a daily basis. They're looking for someone who has come to the realization that either their current position in the media or their journalistic education wasn't all it was cracked up to be and that editors and professors don't always have the right answers. They're also looking for someone who's perceptive enough to pick up on the stories that mainstream media misses or just intentionally ignores.
Requirements of this position are:
- Exceptional writing skills
- Ability to work unsupervised
- Good understanding of photography, video and audio production to help augment content
- Demonstrated ability to access and analyze public records
- Working knowledge of social media (FB/Twitter) and willingness to engage readers directly on those platforms
- College degree and/or prior journalism experience desired.
This is a tremendous opportunity for someone who wants journalistic freedom and high visibility with a proven news platform and unprecedented access to news/policy makers.