Environmental Reporter

La Crosse Tribune Published: September 4, 2018
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If you’re a specialist in reporting environmental issues, why not come to a beautiful setting where environmental quality and quality of life still matter.

Our award-winning environmental reporter is moving up in our company, so we’re looking someone who will tell stories through words, photos and video as well as on social media and will break news in an engaging way, updating stories as often as necessary and helping those stories reach a large audience by adding an irresistible headline, impeccable SEO and great visuals.

The goal is to help us grow our audience reach and earn loyal readers by making sure we continue to be a credible, timely and compelling source of environmental news in the Upper Mississippi Valley, from frac-sand mining to water quality.

The beat requires data-driven reporting while being a regulatory watchdog.


  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment;
  • The ability to shoot passable photos and videos;
  • Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics;
  • Understanding of open records laws and the ability to file, manage and oversee requests pertinent to beat work;
  • Ability to engage with readers and develop sources on social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter;
  • Understanding of SEO and other optimization opportunities and a demonstrated ability to learn new skills in social and digital;
  • Ability to correctly identify audiences for selected stories;
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit, deep curiosity and high energy;
  • A collaborative style that works comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company. Will work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving.

What’s in it for you? Best in class compensation program, great health benefits, cell phone and mileage reimbursement, training opportunities and a fun and terrific team atmosphere that will support and grow your talents.

Apply online at www.rivervalleynewspapers.com/workhere. Search for positions at the La Crosse Tribune


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