The South Florida Sun Sentinel seeks a digitally focused reporter who is quick to cover breaking crime stories, portray victims and the accused with sharp story-telling skills, and develop big-picture articles from the justice systems.
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This reporter should be a speed demon who posts news immediately and then hits the streets to find the story behind a police report. The fast-paced job requires the ability to wrestle with police over records, develop sources, cajole reluctant witnesses, and juggle multiple stories in a region where bizarre crime, or justice, is routine. This reporter is likely to follow a crime from the street to the courtroom and beyond, and we are looking for somebody who doesn’t get caught up in cop or court jargon — we want somebody who can weave a tale out of even the most mundane of crimes. We are looking for a reporter who can think beyond the traditional cop/court routine and analyzes justice in its myriad forms
We will consider applicants only if they have proven their ability to craft a story, not just recite facts. Sensitivity to digital presentation, visuals, SEO and headlines also is essential.
Tell us how your reporting and story-telling have attracted and informed readers. Send cover letter, resume and work samples to Content Director Kathy Laskowski, firstname.lastname@example.org.