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Education Reporter - Spokane

Company: The Spokesman-Review
Location: Spokane
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

The Spokesman-Review is a family owned and operated local newspaper serving Spokane since the late 1800s. The Spokesman-Review was an early adopter of philanthropic-based journalism and has received four Report for America positions over the past five years. The newsroom's popular event series, Northwest Passages, hosts prominent and top-selling authors, with the forums funding a significant portion of the newsroom's payroll and projects. The Spokesman-Review's recently renovated newsroom still is housed in the newspaper's nearly 140-year tower building in downtown Spokane. The Spokane area is thriving with six area colleges, including national basketball powerhouse Gonzaga University. The city has a growing arts community, flourishing local food scene, fantastic hiking, and other outdoor activities, and is surrounded by picturesque lakes and rivers in every direction. Spokane is home to 87 parks, including a 100-acre park in the center of town that includes one of the largest urban waterfalls in the nation.

Position: Education Reporter
Status: Full-time, Non-exempt
Salary: $42,000-$47,000/year.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9-6
Location: Spokane, WA
About this role: The Spokesman-Review is seeking an experienced journalist to report on children and education. Spokane County has more than 70,000 students attending its K-12 public schools. The successful candidate for this beat will have the clips and references exemplifying great reporting and writing skills. They will turn a variety of stories that explore the next generation's promise and challenges and ensure readers their tax dollars are wisely spent by continuing the newspaper's legacy of watchdog and investigative reporting. Our education reporter will be a member of a dynamic and aggressive reporting team led by seasoned editors with decades of experience. Expect to be an important contributor to the daily front page while finding in-depth stories for the Sunday edition.

What you'll contribute to our team: Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. Two – three years of experience in reporting. Valid driver's license. Proficient in use of a computer and smartphone, including use of Newsgate and Django content management systems. Demonstrate ability to create hyperlinks, attach photos, understand SEO and Key Performance Indicators. Ability to use a smartphone to files stories and multimedia from the field and to stay current with news events. Demonstrate social media skills on Twitter, Facebook, and any emerging social media networks to both promote and enhance your journalism. Ability to work in adverse conditions and unusual schedules when news breaks. Must understand and uphold the standards, ethics, and mission of journalism at The Spokesman-Review on all platforms. Premium on organizational skills, able to meet changing deadlines, deal with multiple stories at once, keep supervisors abreast of developments, and work with other staff members on stories. Read The Spokesman-Review, both in print and online, and stay current with all relative news sources. Maintain a high degree of professionalism in representing The Spokesman-Review, always striving for fairness and accuracy.

What we offer: We are a family-owned and operated multi-business organization with a heart for the community we serve and our employees. We set you up for success by providing the necessary tools and training needed to succeed in your position!
We provide: A friendly, supportive, and professional team atmosphere. Competitive wages and benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K matching, Employee Assistance Programs, and so much more! We believe work/life balance is key to continued success, we offer Vacation days, Sick Time, Paid Holidays, and Floating Holidays!
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