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Courts and Legal Affairs Reporter

Company: Capital City Press
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Courts and Legal Affairs ReporterThe Advocate, the largest news organization in Louisiana and a Pulitzer Prize winner, is looking for a Courts and Legal Affairs Reporter for its Baton Rouge newsroom. The stories we're after range from trial and lawsuit coverage in state and federal courts to criminal justice issues and legal trends. We're searching for someone who can balance daily coverage with enterprise stories in a competitive news market. Job Responsibilities: --- Develop story ideas based on beat reporting or as assigned--- Create relationships with people in the community and government agencies to develop access to credible sources for future stories--- Quickly post stories online as appropriate and develop them further as needed.--- Use social media tools to develop, distribute and enhance stories.--- Help plan and execute the presentation of stories in a way that maximizes digital impact--- Regularly review metrics on story performance and develop story ideas based on top-performing content--- Meet all deadlines for projects as requested by editors--- Write stories using proper grammar and following AP style guidelines--- Rework pieces as requested by editors and update pieces as needed for ongoing or developing stories Job Skills & Qualifications Required:--- A focus on producing accurate and factual stories--- Experience as a newspaper reporter--- Proficiency with computers and other office equipment Benefits: PTO, health, dental, vision, short term disability (STD), long term disability (LTD), holidays, and much more.The Advocate is an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, developing, and promoting a diverse workforce while providing unique opportunities and career paths for our employees. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds and experience levels to apply. PI187399406

Keywords: Capital City Press, Baton Rouge , Courts and Legal Affairs Reporter, Legal , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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