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South Texas Reporter

Company: San Antonio Express-News
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

The team is seeking a South Texas Reporter. In this role, you will craft stories, commentary, and then some for a new, developing audience. The mission will be to write time-sensitive stories that cover a diverse South Texas audience while also being a rich resource for travelers to the area. This person should have an innate story sense; able to identify and nurture local stories of national importance. The ideal candidate needs to understand the internet as a living and breathing being, and craft thoughtful, funny, insightful content for an evolving readership.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Quickly turn around trend pieces and features.
  • Cover evolving stories with a sense of urgency.
  • Create and maintain a steady supply of sources for story ideas that allows a depth of ideas each day that can provide different options to choose from---------------.
  • Work with other newsroom staff on shared byline projects, as necessary.
  • Be familiar with contact information for various agencies to obtain information as quickly as possible.
    Competencies/Critical Skills:
    • Report news quickly and accurately.
    • Interest in and familiarity with RGV/Texas Coast culture and curious about the world around them.
    • Deep understanding of social media's role in publishing, for both reporting and audience building.
    • Enjoys developing voice-driven pieces on culturally relevant topics
    • Shoot photos and videos to tell stories in multiple ways.
      Experience, Qualifications, Technical Requirements, Education:
      • Bachelor degree in English, Journalism, or Communication required.
      • 2-3 years of experience writing for digital media required.
      • Experience working at another Texas-based media property; can bring fresh thinking and ideas to this role preferred.
      • Understanding of audience engagement metrics preferred.
      • News writing experience and familiarity with AP style required.
        As part of its continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, Hearst Newspapers requires that all employees who receive a written offer of employment on or after November 11, 2021, be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against the coronavirus by the first day of employment as a condition of employment, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Hearst Newspapers will consider requests for reasonable accommodations on an individual basis in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Keywords: San Antonio Express-News, Corpus Christi , South Texas Reporter, Advertising , Corpus Christi, Texas

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