Kansas City Star seeks a political & government accountability editor

The Kansas City Star is seeking a high-energy, experienced editor to lead its politics and government accountability coverage as we head into the important 2024 election year. We’re looking for a strategic-minded leader with proven experience with watchdog reporting, both quick-turn and deeper dives, who will help ensure that our coverage of local government and […]

Kansas City Star seeks an engagement producer – part-time

The Kansas City Star, winner of nine Pulitzer Prizes, is seeking a creative, high-energy journalist to join our team as a part-time engagement producer. This person will be responsible for helping deepen the news organization’s relationship with local communities using digital and in-person audience engagement tactics. This part-time position is based in the Kansas City […]

Kansas City Star seeks a breaking news reporter

The Kansas City Star is seeking a breaking news reporter with strong watchdog skills to join its award-winning news staff. This beat will combine daily coverage of breaking news — crime, fires, accidents — with regular quick-turn and occasional long-term watchdog reporting on law enforcement and courts. The position calls for a quick hand at […]

Kansas City Star seeks a service journalism reporter

McClatchy is seeking a collaborative, reader-focused reporter to join our award-winning newsroom of The Kansas City Star. This service journalist will report and write to answer reader-submitted questions, dig into local curiosities and issues, use engagement tools like Google Trends to identify local or state topics with high interest, and contribute to projects and breaking […]

Kansas City Star seeks a digital pagination/layout editor

Part-time digital pagination/layout editor wanted at The Star and Kansascity.com in Kansas City. Candidates should be experienced and proficient in both digital design and word editing and must be able to work late evenings any day of the week, as scheduling needs will vary. In addition to the design/layout responsibilities, some sports reporting opportunities are probable for […]

Kansas City Star hires Thompson to cover Royals baseball

Jaylon T. Thompson has joined The Kansas City Star to cover the Royals. Recently, he was a sports producer at USA Today. Previously, Thompson was a sports reporter at 247Sports and a social media correspondent at Fox Sports. He interned at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Houston Chronicle. Thompson graduated from the University of Georgia. […]

Kansas City Star seeks a managing editor

The Kansas City Star is seeking a creative and collaborative news leader to serve as its managing editor. This is a key leadership role in one of America’s great metro newsrooms, and we’re looking for someone who not only loves a good story but who is passionate about reaching readers on every platform, from our […]

Mendocino Voice taps Peterson to cover county government

Lucy Peterson will join The Mendocino Voice as a Report for America corps member to cover government in Mendocino County, California. Peterson had worked as a statehouse reporting intern at the Kansas City Star since January. Before that, she was a Dow Jones news fund business reporting intern at the BusinessDen. Peterson is pursuing her […]

Vockrodt joins NPR as editor

Steve Vockrodt has joined NPR as an editor as NPR and member stations in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska are forming the Midwest Newsroom to do investigative journalism. Vockrodt comes from The Kansas City Star, where he worked as a business reporter, and most recently as a news reporter. He was also a staff writer […]

Kansas Star’s editor is promoted while publisher exits

The Kansas City Star has undergone a reshuffle at the top level with their editor put in charge of the publication and their former reporter joining The Eagle, according to reports. Tony Berg had been the Publisher of The Star since 2016. Now, he has been moved to publisher of The Wichita Eagle, KCUR reports. […]