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Enterprise and Investigative Reporter, Education

Oklahoma Watch is a five-year-old, nonprofit media organization that specializes in in-depth and investigative reporting on a wide range of quality-of-life issues, often focusing on the poor and disadvantaged. We are seeking a reporter to cover public education, mainly K-12 but also some higher education and occasional general assignment. The reporter should have several years of professional experience and an ability to write cleanly, report aggressively and grasp the larger context of issues. He or she should be adept at tackling long-form stories and skilled at using social media. The job requires digging for revealing news and trends, developing sources to find exclusives, acquiring and analyzing data, and making frequent open-records requests. Taking photos and recording audio will be part of the job.

Oklahoma Watch’s offices are located in the Gaylord College of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Salary and benefits are competitive.

The following should be sent to David Fritze, executive editor, at dfritze@oklahomawatch.org.

-Cover letter.

-Resume

-At least 10 samples of your work, in links or PDF form.

-References.


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