Seeking K-12 education reporter
The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah's largest news organization, seeks a reporter to cover a wide range of K-12 education issues.
The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah's largest news organization, seeks an enthusiastic, aggressive, resourceful reporter who is committed to both breaking news and in-depth enterprise to cover a wide range of K-12 education issues. With about 600,000 students enrolled in 41 diverse school districts across Utah, the story ideas are limitless in a state that has the largest families, largest class sizes, and teachers who are among the lowest paid in the nation.
We're looking for someone adept at spotting a great story in a seemingly routine school board meeting who can also tell the broader story of education through thoughtful, creative and timely enterprise stories. We need someone to serve as a watchdog, digging in to school budgets and finances -- who can also write about changing classroom practices, education trends and other human interest stories that affect children and families.
A focus on digital media is important, and the position requires a reporter to be continually thinking about filing updates for the newspaper's website, www.sltrib.com, as well interacting regularly on Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets.
Applicants for this position should have reporting experience at a daily newspaper. An ability to develop local, statewide and national sources in education is essential. Prior experience covering education is a bonus.
A cover letter, resume and your 10 best clips should be sent to managing editor Terry Orme at firstname.lastname@example.org.