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The Shreveport-Bossier Advocate seeks Shreveport/Bossier city reporter

May 3, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

REPORTER (multiple positions)

The Shreveport-Bossier Advocate – part of the largest news organization in Louisiana — is seeking reporters who are comfortable covering a wide range of daily news and feature stories while pursuing larger enterprise pieces in a competitive digital media market. We’re looking for journalists who will thrive in a startup environment and are excited about telling stories that are important to the Shreveport-Bossier City community.

Reporters will work as part of a team of 10 journalists to launch and produce a new, daily digital news product – including a website, daily newsletters, an app and social media platforms.

We are seeking multiple reporters to cover several different beats, including local government, criminal justice, business and healthcare.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop story ideas based on leads or as assigned by editors
  • Write stories using proper grammar and following AP style guidelines
  • Rework pieces as requested by editors and update pieces as needed for ongoing or developing stories
  • Create relationships with members of the community and government agencies to develop sources
  • Quickly post stories online as appropriate and develop them further as needed.
  • Use social media tools to develop, distribute and enhance stories.
  • Help plan and execute the presentation of stories in a way that maximizes digital impact
  • Regularly review metrics on story performance and develop story ideas based on top-performing content
  • Meet all deadlines for projects as requested by editors

Job Skills & Qualifications:

  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays
  • A focus on producing accurate and factual stories
  • Experience as a news reporter or news intern
  • Proficiency with digital publishing tools, including a web CMS and email newsletter publishing

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