Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, part of the USA Today Network, is looking for a high-energy reporter with an interest in personal finance and career-related issues that particularly affect young adults, including financial education, student loans and debt, career opportunities in the region and the skills needed to pursue them.
The reporter would also cover Wisconsin’s startup and tech communities, entrepreneurship and venture capital.
The ideal candidate would be able to break news as well as to do deep-dive explanatory and watchdog stories on all facets of these topics: for example, for-profit educational institutions, government financing of economic development, college loan financing schemes, how to begin building savings and investments.
Applicants must be able to tell stories in a compelling way with all available tools — text, photos, audio, video, data visualizations — and build a community of interest around the beat through social media, newsletters and other approaches. A collaborative attitude is essential.
The position includes a Saturday or Sunday shift as a general assignment reporter on the News Hub.
All interested should apply to Chuck Melvin, assistant managing editor/business and local news, firstname.lastname@example.org, 414-224-2150, by Monday, June 12.