The award-winning Arizona Daily Sun, covering Flagstaff and other gateway communities to the Grand Canyon, seeks a cops and courts reporter who will tackle breaking news, important trials and a variety of other stories in the northern Arizona area.
Skills and natural talents should include dogged determination, rapid response abilities, interviewing via phone, reporting from remote locations using wireless technology, the ability to cultivate sources, familiarity with social media for communication and research, and photography and/or video skills - or willingness to learn.
Although the focus of the job is cops and courts, Daily Sun reporters cover all sorts of different stories, from breaking news to in-depth stories that examine important issues in the community. You'll need an inquisitive mind, sharp writing skills and an appreciation for life in a growing college town. Photo and social media skills would be a plus. Evidence of in-depth reporting, storytelling skills and multimedia abilities will all be significant advantages to your candidacy. The typical work week includes an occasional weekend shift.
The opportunity for impactful, career-building reporting is here.
Must have a degree in journalism or equivalent combination of experience and education
Previous experience on a daily newspaper a plus
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work flexible schedule, which will include nights, weekends and holidays
Excellent organizational skills
Demonstrated skill and ability with multi-media platforms
Demonstrated newswriting and reporting ability
Ability to meet deadlines and work within a fast-paced environment
Work well within a team environment
As part of Lee Enterprises, the Arizona Daily Sun offers a full benefits package, along with a professional work environment focused on growth opportunities for employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. All applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and a background/DMV check prior to commencing employment.
- Job Family News
- Pay Type Hourly
- Flagstaff, AZ, USA