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Arizona Luminaria seeks a reporter

April 12, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Come work with a small but fierce team changing the relationship Arizonans have with local news. Join our bold team as we build a newsroom that values equity, democracy and solutions.

Arizona Luminaria is a nonprofit newsroom dedicated to truly local journalism and community-centered storytelling and investigations that work for all Arizonans. Our grassroots approach to journalism listens, adapts and unites.


  • You’re an experienced reporter who’s looking to grow your skills under the guidance of a great editor
  • As a Luminaria reporter you’ll typically be writing two to three stories weekly that serve Arizonans who are deeply engaged in their communities
  • You’ll produce a mix of community journalism, enterprise reporting, investigative and narrative stories with your editor’s support
  • Generate story ideas that focus on community-centered and civic issues for people in Arizona
  • Produce on average two to three pieces per week, in coordination with your editor/coach for AZ Luminaria websites and newsletters
  • Keep close tabs on local government, public records and how state government and powerful industries’ actions affect Arizonans
  • Develop and demonstrate the cultural competence required to cover marginalized and underrepresented communities
  • Build relationships and use social media to develop sources, generate ideas and share stories
  • Some evening hours to cover meetings and some travel within Arizona are required
  • These stories help readers take action, hold their elected officials to account, vote and understand complex issues
  • Digging for and clarifying government records, data, and public meetings
  • Asking questions that hold government leaders and officials accountable to the people they were elected to serve
  • Recognizing our fault lines as humans and how they affect our reporting and trust relationships with people from all backgrounds
  • Working both collaboratively and independently on short- and long-term reporting


  • More than 1 year of reporting experience, including internships and fellowships
  • Writing community stories with local heart and state or national context that you won’t see anywhere else
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, or experience speaking/writing in Spanish with an interest in developing those skills

Salary range: $42,000-$55,000

Deadlines: The current application period ends May 1, 2023 however we will review applications on a rolling basis.

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