New job Opinion Writer in Idaho

Opinion Writer

Company : The McClatchy Company LLC
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Idaho

Full Description

Can you craft a must-read column and tell an engaging story? Do you want to be a thoughtful voice in Idaho? The Idaho Statesman is looking for an opinion writer and editorial board member with strong opinions who can do original reporting and write powerful editorials — as news is breaking. We’re looking for someone with an ear for storytelling and an eye for the big and small things our community is buzzing about.

Our next opinion writer will:

  • Report and write columns and editorials with a local and state lens

  • Respond to events with opinion as news is happening

  • Regularly break news

  • Hold public officials accountable

  • Visualize and execute strong opinion journalism, including multi-day projects

  • Pursue innovative approaches to reach underserved audiences

The successful candidate will be a fresh voice and sharp thinker with a love for community-based reporting who embraces a digital-first focus that rewards quick, thoughtful writing and an eagerness to try new things.

This writer will help readers and would-be readers understand the contribution local opinion journalism can make to the health of a community. The Idaho Statesman opinion writer will engage in respectful community building both online and by hosting community conversations with a goal of growing support for our work.

This person will grow readership of our editorials by acting on available audience data. Skills and experience with video and/or podcasting are a plus. The position, based in Boise, will report to the Idaho Statesman opinion editor.

Key requirements

  • At least 3-5 years of reporting experience, preferably on local issues and/or government.

  • Strong editing skills and excellent news judgment.

  • A zeal for understanding and using readership data.

  • An interest in telling stories using a variety of media, and an enthusiasm for learning new skills and technologies.

  • Comfort with a job that will be fast-paced and constantly evolving.


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