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Belleville News-Democrat seeks an education reporter

August 8, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Belleville News-Democrat is seeking an enterprising, reader-focused reporter who will break news and provide deep coverage of local K-12 education issues that connect with parents, educators and other taxpayers in our region. Accountability reporting is a key part of this beat.

We’re looking for an education reporter with the ability to build a diverse network of sources and generate high-impact coverage with input from people in communities across our region and other stakeholders in our K-12 education system.

Journalism is a team sport in our newsroom. The ability to collaborate and communicate well with colleagues on a daily basis is essential.

We expect the successful education- beat candidate to be able to meet most of these qualifications, job requirements and responsibilities:

  • Strong reporting and writing skills, excellent news judgment and a demonstrated ability to “see the story” that is going to matter to readers.
  • Commitment to accuracy, ethics and diversity.
  • The ability to produce a healthy mix of daily and longer term enterprise.
  • Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced, data-driven work environment.
  • A commitment to regularly include readers in your reporting, from identifying story ideas to being part of a diverse network of sources.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated use of digital tools to help tell stories.
  • The ability to use social media as a tool for engagement, story idea prospecting and pushing stories out to readers.
  • A hunger for learning new moves to deepen your reporting and enhance and expand your reach.
  • A collaborative, positive work style.
  • Willingness to work occasional weekends and nights, jump in on breaking news and perform other duties as needed in a small newsroom.
  • College degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Must have reliable transportation and valid driver’s license

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