Senior Reporter, Source NM

States Newsroom (Anywhere, New Mexico)

Posted 4 weeks ago

Source New Mexico is an award-winning nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that covers state and tribal government, politics, and policy. It is staffed by veteran New Mexico reporters and is dedicated to its mission of relentless investigative journalism that sheds light on policymakers and their decisions, and the impacts on people across the Land of Enchantment.

Part of States Newsroom, Source NM believes in enlisting and empowering journalists to do impactful, ambitious work.

Based within the vast state of New Mexico, the Source NM Senior Reporter will contribute to and help oversee the site’s hard-hitting government and political coverage. The Senior Reporter will produce daily and enterprise stories on topics determined in consultation with the Editor. The Senior Reporter will also provide content for the outlet’s dynamic Indigenous Affairs section, working on in-depth stories that delve deeply into historical context, sovereignty and treaty rights of Indigenous communities in New Mexico and beyond. In addition, the Senior Reporter will help mentor less experienced reporters, and assist the Editor in making decisions regarding the outlet’s coverage.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce regular, high-quality reporting on New Mexico government and officials
  • Contribute regularly to outlet’s briefs section
  • Generate story ideas with the editor
  • Pursue story leads, both self-generated and as assigned, with self-direction and solid news judgment
  • Assist the Editor in directing and supporting newer reporters
  • Collaborate with other reporters and assist with research and pertinent knowledge when/if available
  • Establish and expand social media presence representing the outlet
  • Use personal social media accounts to amplify site’s content
  • Take photos and occasional video to illustrate and amplify stories

QUALIFICATIONS
We’re looking for candidates with at least five years previous news reporting and/or editing experience, sound news judgment, flexibility, and the ability to manage ongoing and short-term projects with strong attention to detail and accuracy. Prior experience covering government, at any level, is preferred, and prior state government experience is ideal. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. States Newsroom journalists are expected to produce at least 4 posts per week.

Authorization to work in the United States is required. All States Newsroom employees are required to be fully vaccinated within 30 days of hire.

The minimum salary for this position is $63,000 and rises depending on experience. Relocation stipend will be considered. Our generous benefits package includes:

  • Premium-free platinum health care for employees and their families (i.e., nothing comes out of your paycheck!)
  • Four weeks of vacation per year
  • Two weeks of personal leave per year
  • 20 hours of paid volunteer time per year
  • 7 holidays and 4 floating holidays
  • $75 monthly cell phone reimbursement
  • $200 cell phone replacement benefit every two years
  • $75 monthly fitness benefit
  • 401K with up to 3% match
  • 12 weeks of parental leave
  • Full-service EAP
  • Annual DeleteMe subscription

New laptop and any necessary equipment will be provided by States Newsroom.

ABOUT OUR CULTURE
States Newsroom is dedicated to producing journalism at all levels — from quick hit to investigative — but not at the expense of burning out its employees. We are supportive, exciting, welcoming and positive. We believe in creating sustainable careers for journalists on the crucial state government beat.

States Newsroom’s mission is to connect people to the power that shapes their daily lives through relentless reporting and incisive commentary on state government and policy. Journalism is a powerful force for social change, uniquely suited to challenging systemic inequality and racism. Our goal is to build an organization that fulfills that mission.

At States Newsroom, we believe we strengthen our work and improve our insights when we incorporate the perspectives of people who come from different backgrounds and have had different experiences. We are committed to diversity and prioritize equity in all recruiting and hiring. We are always working to better represent our communities and are supported in these efforts by a network-wide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice committee.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume and at least three links or clips to jobs-at-statesnewsroom.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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At States Newsroom, we believe we strengthen our work and improve our insights when we incorporate the perspectives of people who come from different backgrounds and have had different experiences. We are committed to diversity and prioritize equity in all recruiting and hiring. Read our full DEIJ statement for more information.

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