Breaking News Reporter

The Statesman Journal

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Breaking News Reporter


The Statesman Journal | in Salem, Oregon, is seeking a breaking news reporter.


This reporter is the Statesman Journal’s first line of defense for breaking news, from shootings and fatal crashes to floods and earthquakes. Superb source development with police agencies, first responders, state and local officials is mandatory.


Necessary skills include: the ability to report and write quickly with accuracy, comfort with posting stories through multiple iterations as events unfold, and shooting, editing and posting video and photographs from the field on deadline.


This reporter also is expected to produce regular enterprise and watchdog stories, both coming off the news and examining the effectiveness of public safety agencies and programs.


Candidates should have a college degree and have served at least one internship in a digital-first newsroom.


Salem is Oregon’s state capital. The Statesman Journal covers Marion and Polk counties in the Mid-Willamette Valley, home to hundreds of vineyards and wineries and craft breweries. The Statesman Journal is one hour from Portland, 90 minutes from the Oregon Coast, and amazing outdoor experiences are even closer. 



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