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The Palm Beach Post

COUNTY/GROWTH REPORTER


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Post Date:Feb 05, 2019Type:Full time
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Location: United States - Florida - West Palm Beach Job Reference:300722
Job Description:

The Palm Beach Post seeks to hire a Palm Beach County politics and growth reporter.

Covering the county, its government and other county agencies, this reporter will be tasked with producing enterprise stories – in various formats and platforms – that have impact for our core Palm Beach County audience.

This reporter will mine sources, develop relationships, pore over documents and break news, not just cover spot news. Their stories will include context and depth. They will tackle complex issues of interest and break them down for the masses to easily follow. They will write in-depth enterprise stories that help our audience understand the county and its government, how it works and why it makes the decisions it does.

This reporter will understand what county residents want to know and will be expected to talk to them, engage with them and give their perspective when doing stories.

They’ll dig past what’s said in public forums and unearth plans, projects and proposals under the radar.

This reporter also will cover growth. Forecasts show that within the next decade – certainly 2030 – Palm Beach County will look, work, live and play very differently than it does today.

This reporter will be on top of what planners and policy-makers are doing about growth. They will have a deep institutional knowledge about the county’s past growth and it’s projected future expansion.

They’ll be on top of trends and projections and be part of a large Post Growth Project planned for 2019.

In a dynamic county, we’re looking for a dynamic reporter who’ll pursue these can’t-miss, must-reads for our audience.

If you are interested, contact Antonio Fins at afins@pbpost.com. For more information, visit https://ghm.applicantstack.com/x/detail-internal/a2n5qetupjkm?sort=2&sortdir=a



Skills:
REQUIREMENTS OR SPECIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in Journalism or English and at five years of experience as a reporter for a news organization, advanced multimedia skills preferred.
Must be able to work independently on most complicated reporting assignments.
Must have reliable automobile and smartphone
Must be licensed driver and carry appropriate auto insurance.
& TRAINING: Ability to coordinate and produce stories, current events and be enterprising while looking for new angles beyond the routine. Should have some multimediaskills and the ability to tell a story in multiple ways. Should have solid command of English language and rules of grammar. Must work well with others. Must have some computer and proofreading skills. Must have transportation, valid driver’s license and be able to furnish proof of insurance on vehicle.
Physical Demands: see attached physical specification form for physical demands.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work will be performed inside and outside the newsroom. Must have sense of urgency with news coverage and be able to work under stressful conditions, alone or with a team.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS OF POSITION:

Diligently cover assigned beat, or beats, and other assignments in multiple formats on multiple platforms. This includes shooting photos and video with most stories.
Must be able to manage and engage in social media with emphasis on timely information and sourcing.
Meet deadlines and work under pressure with quality and speed during newsgathering duties. Must be able to work on short-term and long-term projects through time management and planning.
Be accurate, expert in verification and conform to appropriate media style. Provides fair and accurate assessment of news impact.
Use a thorough knowledge of current events and the content of the newspaper and apply this knowledge to the job. Generate ideas for news and feature coverage in all media formats expected.
Demonstrate integrity, initiative, integration and innovation in both personal conduct and daily work.
Be able to develop and maintain sources and knowledge to develop stories and report in timely fashion. Protects confidential information and sources.
Must be able to work independently and solve complex problems, taking initiative to create new methods or establish protocols or help determine story play, along with editors.
May also provide technical direction to less experienced reporters or serve as lead on team reporting assignments. This could include basic training or mentoring assignments as required.
Perform other tasks as necessary or assigned by supervisors.


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Contact Information
The Palm Beach Post
Emily Mendez
2751 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, 33405
United States
Ph: 5618203737
Email/URL: afins@pbpost.com
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