Company: McClatchy Company
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Breaking News Reporter
The Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California, is looking for an
energetic, versatile journalist who thrives on fast-paced breaking
news and can quickly and accurately report live stories using
video, social and other digital tools. As a breaking new reporter,
you will cover daily stories that are relevant to our Central Coast
readers, including in the areas of public safety, transportation,
local business and weather.
Youll also tackle trending stories on at least one deeper
subject beat, developing strong follow-ups that enlighten and
engage readers, hold officials accountable and identify patterns
and trends. We are hoping to grow our coverage of the Latino
community, so we will prioritize candidates with Spanish language
skills. The best enterprise often comes from the breaking beat and
the successful breaking reporter knows this. Were looking for a
self-paced reporter who can spot and report stories without waiting
for the assignment and who can cultivate reliable sources. We are
also looking for a collaborative journalist who wants to contribute
to a team, not stand out from it.
The expected schedule is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday through
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The Tribune is one of 30 news organizations in the McClatchy
Company. Were a Central Coast news and information company, with
our newspaper, website (sanluisobispo.com) and other products on
different delivery platforms.
We primarily serve San Luis Obispo County, covering important
issues like government accountability, housing affordability,
education, the coastal environment, major industries like tourism
and wine, Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant and more. We are an
award-winning organization with a reputation for accuracy,
fairness, credibility and civic purpose. Our investigations bring
about change. Our community engagement touches readers. Our news
imperatives bring them information fast and truthfully.
San Luis Obispo is a vibrant college town located minutes from
the beach. It has a temperate climate that makes enjoying the
outdoors a year-round opportunity. San Luis Obispo itself was once
named the Happiest City in America.
- Bachelors degree in journalism or relevant field.
- At least one year of professional journalism experience
preferred, although new college graduates will be considered.
- Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news
- Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism.
- Demonstrated ability to use social media platforms to reach and
engage with audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to access and analyze public records,
including campaign finance data, court records, property records
and salary information.
- Demonstrated ability to tell stories using a variety of tools
and platforms, including capturing and editing video and
- Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and technologies,
including content management systems; social media platforms; video
editing software; analytics tools; and emerging storytelling tools
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to take and
give constructive criticism without getting defensive. New
workflows require constant conversations between reporters and
editors and between reporters and their audience as a story
- Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a job that will be
fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and
experimentation and always evolving.
#LI-JC1 McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment
opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy
considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual
orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status,
pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is
a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected
by state and federal laws.
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