Job openings at inewsource

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER

inewsource is hiring an investigative reporter to go after government accountability stories in San Diego County. That’s a broad description and it’s meant to be. The mission of this beat is to aggressively pursue government accountability stories that may change laws, improve lives and generally benefit the community. That could be everything from failures of the foster care system to political corruption to misuse of tax dollars by a school official to poor regulation of nursing homes. The stories produced should be original and uncover wrongdoing or expose systemic problems that need to be fixed. When it makes sense, the stories should be grounded in data. If you want to report stories that have measurable impact, this would be the job for you.

If you’re the right candidate for the job, you are curious and fearless. You should be prepared to dig into new topics and become an expert in them. You also should be well versed in writing PRAs, developing the right sources and appreciating how data can make your investigations precise and bullet-proof. You also need to be a compelling writer whose stories show why what you’ve uncovered matters. Although inewsource doesn’t chase traditional daily news, reporters are expected to regularly produce stories and follows to their investigations. inewsource produces its work for the web, radio and TV, so broadcast experience is helpful but not required. You do, however, have to be willing to learn.

To apply, email Managing Editor Laura Wingard: laurawingard@inewsource.org

INFRASTRUCTURE/GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY REPORTER

inewsource is hiring a reporter to investigate the crumbling infrastructure that’s eroding the quality of life in one of the nation’s most beautiful places: San Diego County. While the surf, sand and moderate temperatures make this California cul-de-sac a jewel for any lifestyle, our failing and faulty infrastructure (streets, sidewalks, parks, public buildings, etc.) is a universal blight. Who is at fault for this situation that seems to get worse daily as government also seems to throw more money at it daily? Central to the beat is uncovering how government actions lead to inequities in services and inefficiencies that waste taxpayer dollars.

If you’re the right candidate, you should be well versed in reading and analyzing government budgets, writing PRAs, developing the right sources, and appreciating how data can make your investigations precise and bullet-proof. Data is a trademark of inewsource. If you don’t have data skills, you can work with our data team. If you do, all the better. You also need to be a compelling writer who uses real people — not only bureaucrats and the usual sources — to tell these stories and show why they matter. Although inewsource doesn’t chase traditional daily news, reporters are expected to regularly produce stories and follows to their investigations that advance topics on their beats. inewsource produces its work for the web, radio and TV, so broadcast experience is helpful but not required. You do, however, have to be willing to learn.

To apply, email Managing Editor Laura Wingard: laurawingard@inewsource.org

PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOGRAPHER

inewsource is hiring a full-time photojournalist to serve as the primary visual reporter for our investigative content. If you’re the right candidate for this job, you will show a passion and commitment to telling stories through photos and video. That work should also show a high level of creativity and sophistication. In this job, you will be expected to initiate visual ideas for multiple platforms, including web and TV, and to collaborate closely with the reporting, editing and social media/web team.

At inewsource, our goal is to provide the most authoritative and in-depth investigative stories possible on issues that affect the future of everyday San Diegans. Whether we’re reporting about local government, transportation, education, health, taxes or the environment, our team works together to deliver these stories on the web, radio and TV, and visuals are a vital component of that effort. As inewsource’s primary visual journalist, a typical week could take you from the U.S.-Mexico border to a city council meeting to an in-studio, two-camera interview of a key newsmaker. One day might include still photos while the next could include photo and video. The expectation is to be timely and efficient in producing visuals for our content.

In addition to working with the inewsource news team, you also will work with our business team to shoot photos and videos of events, and create promotional content such as this video. Whatever the assignment, we expect an equal level of commitment to quality.

To apply, email Data and Visuals Director Brandon Quester: brandonquester@inewsource.org

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