The Florida Times-Union

Enterprise Reporter

Location

Jacksonville , FL

Type

Full Time

The Florida Times-Union is looking for an enterprise reporter.

This reporter will be part of a team that covers Jacksonville’s vast consolidated government. The position primarily focuses on the city’s major independent agencies: The port, the electric and water utility and the transportation and aviation authorities.

But to be clear: We are not looking for someone content to cover meetings and write about budgets. Past reporters who have held this job have covered the sinking of a cargo ship at sea and the subsequent government investigation into why it happened, a public-records scandal at the electric and water utility and a federal corruption investigation at the port. Do you like politics? Good. There’s plenty of it. Business reporting? Great – the port is competing for federal money to compete with rivals along the East Coast. Interested in the environment? The port’s plans include the unprecedented dredge of a major waterway that crosses through downtown, and the electric and water utility has for years grappled with layers of local, state and federal regulations.

This reporter would work closely with colleagues who cover City Hall and may sometimes step in to write about the mayor or City Council, or collaborate on larger stories. We want a curious and hungry reporter who can develop sources and isn’t afraid to dig. In fact, digging is an essential part of the job: Dailies are expected, but meaningful enterprise work is the goal.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (preferred):

  • Bachelor degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience at a daily news operation preferred. Internship experience will be considered.
  • Possess clear, concise written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of AP Style.
  • Will be able to work within the Times-Union’s content management system and on social media platforms.
  • Will cover complex topics on deadline, as well as routinely work on enterprise stories, and communicate plans clearly with colleagues and supervisors
  • This reporter will be able to quickly file breaking news online and then add context to stories during the day.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, if needed, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance.

We Offer:

  • Growth opportunities for advancement
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, short- and long- term disability, 401(k), personal time off and holiday pay

 

*EOE*
**DRUG-FREE SMOKE-FREE TOBACCO-FREE WORKPLACE**


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).


We are an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or the presence of a disability, which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with, or without reasonable accommodation or any other protective status.

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