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General Assignment Reporter

The Chronicle of Social Change has an immediate opening for a full-time general assignment reporter to cover juvenile justice, child welfare and children’s mental health.

For this Los Angeles-based position, we’re looking for a self-starter with journalism experience who is passionate about news writing and children’s issues in the Golden State. You should have some writing chops, but you will also need strong research skills, an ability to wade into the finer point of policy and a knack for coming up with creative storytelling ideas.

Experience and understanding of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), the school-to-prison pathway and foster care are a huge plus, but are not required.

We prize good news judgment; accuracy, precision and clarity; ability to work quickly; and a strong work ethic. You must be able to thrive in a workplace that is collaborative and entrepreneurial.

DETAILS

SALARY: Please send salary requirements
SCHEDULE: 1
DURATION: 1
WORK SETTING: Varies

CONTACT INFO

Jeremy Loudenback
jobs@fosteringmediaconnections.org
website

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

Skills

  • Develop story ideas
  • Sound writing skills
  • Social media savvy
  • Positive attitude
  • Utilize creativity to tell stories

Qualifications

  • Photography skills a definite plus
  • Strong writing and copy editing skills are a must
  • At least two years of experience as a reporter
  • Must be able to work well under deadline pressure
  • Spanish fluency preferred

HOW TO APPLY

Deadline: September 22, 2017

Send your resume, a cover letter that explains why you think you’re a good fit for us, three writing samples/links to samples, your salary requirement and three references to jobs@fosteringmediaconnections.org. No phone calls please.

Fostering Media Connections is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, hire and promote qualified persons into all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, sex, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military status.

This job expires on September 22.