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Houston Landing seeks an investigative reporter

November 14, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

At Houston Landing, we are expanding our newsroom team to include an investigative reporter responsible for telling important, timely and engaging stories about the Houston region.

What you’ll do:

  • You’ll dig up quick-turn investigative stories that hold people accountable and make an impact.
  • You’ll be on the lookout for breaking news stories that lend themselves to deeper follow-ups.
  • You’ll aggressively use public records laws to obtain documents and data to uncover stories that would otherwise go untold.
  • You’ll work with members of the newsroom to adeptly tell these stories in a variety of ways — traditional articles, videos, photo slideshows and online interactives. You and your supervisors will decide which format fits each story best.
  • 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.

Who you are:

  • You have a strong track record of investigative reporting and writing clean, accurate copy on tight deadlines.
  • You are adept at using the Texas Public Information Act and the Freedom of Information Act to pry documents and data from public agencies.
  • You are comfortable crunching data using spreadsheets and database managers.
  • 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

Compensation commensurate with experience, minimum of $80,000

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