State government reporter, Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin State Journal
Published
May. 22, 2019
Location
Madison, WI
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Description

The Wisconsin State Journal, south-central Wisconsin's leading news source, is seeking a smart and aggressive reporter to join its state government reporting team.

This is both the opportunity you’ve been looking for and the hardest job you’ll ever love. As one of two Capitol reporters, you'll be expected to produce high-impact enterprise and watchdog stories amid the daily demands of reporting from a supercharged partisan environment. Coverage areas include all three branches of state government, politics and elections in a vibrant and constantly evolving political culture that is often in the national spotlight.

Experience in accountability reporting, aggressive use of public records laws, facility with data and an ability to develop sources and establish trust and credibility on both sides of the aisle is required. This position also demands an ability to report in real time for our online platforms and via social media, and an aptitude or desire to shoot video. At least five years of daily newspaper reporting experience is preferred. Past political coverage is desired, but a can-do attitude and demonstrated work ethic matter more.

To be considered for the position applicants must apply online at https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o3D89fwH&s=Journalism_Jobs by June 10, 2019. Please include a cover letter and five samples of your work or links to five recent stories.

Capital Newspapers offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life, insurances; matching 401k plan; paid maternity and paternity leaves; and regular paid time off
  • Culture of teamwork, professional work environment, and a focus on growth opportunities
  • Free print subscription to the Wisconsin State Journal and free digital subscription to Madison.com for all employees

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

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