Watchdog Reporter / Palm Beach County
The South Florida Sun Sentinel seeks an aggressive and enterprising watchdog reporter with a record of holding people and institutions accountable.
The focus of the beat is Palm Beach County, home to 1.5 million residents, extremes of wealth and poverty, and growing pockets of influence. The successful applicant will be a versatile digger and writer who is adept at finding and uncovering stories that others don’t want to be told.
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This reporter will not be tied to any traditional government beat, and must be adept at developing sources, mining documents and finding ideas across a range of institutions and power centers. This reporter should also have a proven ability to parachute into major scandals and come back with exclusive details, angles and stories.
Because this reporter will collaborate with beat, breaking news and investigative reporters, the successful applicant must be an exceptional team player with excellent communications skills. Data and second-language skills are a plus.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and work samples illustrating the kind of enterprising watchdog work described in this posting.
Please apply to Metro Editor Juan Ortega, email@example.com, by 9 a.m. ET on Monday Nov. 22.
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