Jacksonville Today, the digital news service from WJCT Public Media, is looking for a
general-assignment reporter to cover our diverse, quickly growing corner of the dynamic
state of Florida.
About us: The mission of Jacksonville Today is to produce and distribute audience-
engaged journalism that expands civic discourse and fosters a vibrant, inclusive, and
Jacksonville Today’s weekday newsletter and website are part of a long-term strategy to play a more vital role in the region’s local news ecosystem. With a launch in 2021, the initiative has, to date, received more than $2 million in seed funding from national and regional foundations and other philanthropists, and Jacksonville Today has quickly gained a following. Here’s a typical note from a subscriber: “Thank you so much for this opportunity to focus on our hometown news. It’s a terrific way to keep our eyes on what affects us daily and not be so distracted by what doesn’t!”
The ideal candidate can identify trends, poke around to uncover the story behind the story, help readers understand a new angle or historical background behind today’s issues, locate the data that’s needed to tell the story and then present it in a visually compelling way. We’re interested in the policies and impact of local and state government, with an emphasis on investigative work.
Thousands of readers start their mornings with the Jacksonville Today newsletter. Your reporting could be the first thing they read. Maybe it prompts them to contact a city council member, sign a petition or share what they learned with a friend.
- At least 2 to 5 years reporting news;
- Impeccable research, writing and reporting skills, including requesting public records;
- Preferred: Data journalism experience, including talent with data visualization software;
If you meet the stated qualifications and want to join our team oriented workplace please send a resume and cover letter stating position of interest and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org, fax: 904-358-6385, or mail to:
100 Festival Park Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
At WJCT Public Media, we pride ourselves on hiring the best. From TV production to engineering, finance to radio, the thread that binds our team is our passion for the quality product we provide to our viewers and listeners. WJCT Public Media seeks individuals who not only are technically skilled and knowledgeable, but also have great interpersonal ability. While we appreciate every applicant’s interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. We regret that phone calls will not be accepted.
WJCT Public Media is an equal-opportunity, equal access employer. WJCT Public Media’s employment decisions are based on applicants’ qualifications for the positions being considered. These decisions are made with no regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, or any other protected status.WJCT Public Media Statement of Diversity:
WJCT Public Media values the unique thoughts and ideas diverse voices bring to our organization and to our community, and we pride ourselves on being an employer where individuals are given the respect, acceptance and support needed to achieve their professional best.WJCT Public Media A Drug-Free Workplace:
WJCT Public Media is committed to providing a safe and productive work environment for our employees. As such, candidates being considered for employment with WJCT Public Media will be required to complete a pre-employment drug screen prior to any confirmation of offers.