The Dallas Morning News is seeking a general assignments local government reporter. We are looking for candidates eager to join a reporting team at a prize-winning newspaper that consistently produces groundbreaking journalism aimed at a smart, demanding audience.
The reporter will be part of the Dallas hub and will cover breaking news, spot stories and enterprise about politics and government agencies in a dynamic, diverse and booming region.
Dallas County is home to about 2.6 million residents, and its government entities and cities handle billions in taxpayer dollars. Those agencies' decisions affect the daily lives of people: how they get to work, where they work, whether they work, where they live, what kind of life they live, how safe they feel, and how their children are raised and educated.
This job will require a high metabolism for producing stories, a collaborative nature and an ability to write with depth and authority. Flexibility is key; possible coverage areas could include zoning cases, political disputes, lawsuits, voting rights and elections, political campaigns, redistricting, criminal justice concerns and interesting public officials.
We prefer applicants who have at least two years of daily reporting experience with a demonstrated record of covering government, elections and political issues. Fluency in Spanish is also a plus.
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and 4-6 clips of your best work. Applications are due by May 23.
2-5 years of experience in Journalism
Must have experience with digital, social and print platforms
About The Dallas Morning News
The Dallas Morning News, the leading news organization in Texas has a Sunday print circulation of 240,000 and dallasnews.com and its affiliate sites attract 8-10 million unique visitors each month. The News has a highly motivated newsroom staff and a reputation for excellence.