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The Assembly (NC)
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Post Date:Aug 18, 2022Type:Full time
Start Date:Fall 2022Salary:$60,000+
Location: United States - North Carolina - Durham Job Reference:
Job Description:

The Assembly is a digital magazine bringing backroom conversations to North Carolina’s front page. We focus on enterprise stories, revelatory scoops, and authoritative looks at under-covered topics, people, and places. 

We are hiring up to three reporters to cover:

  • State Politics
  • Criminal Justice and the Court System
  • Higher Education

We’re open to one or more hires being outside these beats. Our priority is finding curious, hungry reporters ready to build source networks and publish big stories. 

Applications are straightforward: four questions and a resume. 

  1. Describe your dream beat for The Assembly. Talk about your interest and experience on the subject – and why our readers should care about it.
  2. What do you believe makes a good story great? Give us an example of a great story and explain why. 
  3. We aim for reporting that reveals new information and explains an issue’s broader context. Describe an experience in your career where you helped deliver both sides of that equation.
  4. Describe a difficult reporting challenge you have faced, and how you overcame it.

Send answers and a resume to

We'll start reviewing applications on August 22 and expect to make hiring decisions in early to mid fall. 

Our reporters must:

Have a distinct area of coverage and expertise

Have an interest in unpacking the politics, policy, and people that define North Carolina

Come with strong story ideas on the beat, both noteworthy scoops and definitive in-depth features

Have a demonstrated ability to build, maintain, and leverage source networks

Be able to work both independently and collaboratively

Write with a clear, engaging voice that connects with our readers

Additional qualifications:

At least three years reporting experience

A record of publishing stories with impact

Familiarity with The Assembly’s interests and style

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Contact Information
The Assembly (NC)
Kate Sheppard
201 W Main St.
Durham, NC 27517
United States
Ph: 2023606848

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