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Houston Landing seeks a civic engagement reporter

March 23, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

At Houston Landing, we are expanding our newsroom team to include a civic engagement reporter responsible for producing important, timely and engaging content that helps people become more informed about how things work so they can take action that helps them and their communities. This position is full time and will be based in Houston.


  • The civic engagement reporter will create guides, explainers and other works of service journalism that develop reporting from topics such as government, education, economics and social services into content that helps people better understand the context and the effects of the news
  • You will help build a library of utility content in accessible formats that helps people navigate systems and become more engaged and active in their communities and their daily lives
  • You will work with reporters and editors across the newsroom to identify service angles for their stories, produce a steady stream of service content, and create and manage systems to keep service content up-to-date
  • You’ll be immersed in the community, routinely attending gatherings, town halls and other types of events to find sources and story ideas
  • You will align your beat coverage around one of our key pillars: producing stories that offer solutions and improve civic engagement
  • You will ensure your reporting prioritizes community information needs and includes diverse perspectives
  • You’ll work with your editor and the audience team to promote a social media strategy and figure out how best to reach our key audiences
  • This position will include working a weekend shift as our general assignment and breaking news reporter


  • You have two or more years of journalism experience
  • You have experience using multiple digital platforms to tell a story
  • You have a flexible attitude that allows you to thrive at a digital startup and think creatively
  • You are a curious, organized person who is always on the lookout for good story ideas and who knows how to stay on task to make those stories a reality
  • You are committed to our mission of finding a new path for quality journalism
  • You have a collaborative spirit, strong communication skills and a willingness to listen to diverse perspectives
  • You love helping people solve problems
  • You’re committed to accuracy and meeting deadlines

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