Chattanooga Times Free Press
The Chattanooga Times Free Press is looking for a smart, aggressive journalist to cover education. We’re seeking a reporter who can look past the agenda and process. We don’t just want routine coverage. We want you to be versatile enough to produce essential accountability reporting, hard-hitting breaking news and insightful profiles and trend stories that explain the impact of education policy on children, families and the economic health of the community.
We need someone to come to this job with a strong work ethic and lots of creativity. You must be a resourceful and persistent reporter who can develop sources, working collaboratively across the newsroom. You must be able to work in a digital-first environment with the ability to tweet and shoot video from news events, obtain and analyze data and engage readers intelligently before and after a story publishes.
The Times Free Press is a privately owned, mid-sized newspaper that circulates in counties in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. For five of the past six years, the Times Free Press has been the most decorated paper in the state press association contest and won the top award. The paper has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times since 2013.
Chattanooga is a city on the rise with an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. It’s one of the top outdoor destinations in the country with a lively downtown, and has been a magnet for both big industry and startups in recent years. The city is within a two-hour drive of Atlanta, Nashville and Knoxville. It was also the first city in the Western hemisphere to offer superfast Internet — 10 gigabits.
Interested? Send a resume, links to your best work and a cover letter saying how you would approach the beat to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “education reporter” in the subject line
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