The Capital Times (captimes.com), a digital-first media enterprise in Madison, Wisconsin, seeks a team-oriented journalist who is smart, curious and flexible to cover K-12 education.
This reporter will be responsible for daily coverage of Madison schools, as well as developing enterprise stories, profiles, news analysis pieces and multimedia projects. The Madison school district has a largely new School Board, will hire a new superintendent, and plans to pitch a facilities referendum to voters. It also has grappled with the issue of police in schools and persistent achievement gaps. The reporter should be able to balance reporting on the administration as well as finding superb stories from the individual schools, teachers and students themselves.
The job requires a digital-first, new media mindset. While applicants must have proven writing skills, fluency with social media and experience using data to tell important and unexpected stories are critical. In addition, our newsroom has a strong commitment to covering issues of race in the community, and is seeking someone who will find such stories engaging and valuable.
Madison is a rapidly growing and changing city, strongly influenced by the University of Wisconsin, a leading research university. It features a vibrant downtown, distinctive neighborhoods, extensive bike paths, excellent restaurants and a politically active citizenry.
While we continue to publish a widely distributed weekly tabloid, our focus and future is digital and the spirit of innovation that comes with it. We have dramatically grown our digital audience and host monthly community events and an annual festival to spark discussion and connect with readers.
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and five examples of your work to Cap Times City Editor Katie Dean at email@example.com by Aug. 16.
Capital Newspapers offers:
- Competitive compensation
- Medical, dental, vision, and life insurances
- 401k with company match
- Vacation, personal, and sick time
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Capital Newspapers organization is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to maintaining a workforce that accurately reflects our audience and expands our voice.
Pre-employment background and drug screenings apply.