Education Reporter
The Las Vegas Review-Journal

Job Description:  Clark County education reporter

The Las Vegas Review-Journal is looking for an ambitious, inquisitive, experienced reporter to join its three-person education team — one to cover higher ed and two to cover the Clark County School District. This is a challenging job that focuses on myriad issues surrounding the nation’s fifth-largest district, its 357 schools and 320,000 students, and one that is facing a controversial state-mandated reorganization.

Key duties:

  • Produce breaking news copy, features and enterprise content to appear in print and online. Shoot photos and video. Actively participate in social media efforts.
  • Prepare content to the highest standards of accuracy, fairness and completeness, and “clean” enough to post online without editing.
  • Build personal contacts with Clark County school district officials and their staffs.
  • Work closely with the Review-Journal’s database editor to understand the school district’s performance in key measures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key attributes:

  • Knowledge of educational issues, processes and budgeting.
  • Three-plus years reporting experience.
  • Experience with online publishing, social media and video.
  • Ability to see beyond the daily news to develop hard-hitting, compelling enterprise.
  • Expertise in producing document-driven stories using the federal Freedom of Information Act.
  • Ability to write with verve and make potentially dry public policy stories come alive by finding compelling human angles and real people.
  • Experience working with other journalists on team projects.

The Review-Journal is investing heavily in its newsroom. News organizations everywhere are cutting back, but we’re hiring. We’re committed to building a regional journalism powerhouse, attracting top-notch talent and helping journalists grow. The Review-Journal is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace. A drug screening is mandatory.

Send resume and a few clips to Peter Johnson, deputy editor, Las Vegas Review-Journal -

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