The Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World is seeking an experienced reporter who has a desire to practice enterprise journalism and understands the speed of today’s digital media business. The Journal-World operates a nationally-recognized digital news site — LJWorld.com — that attracts between 30,000 to 40,000 unique users per day, and publishes a seven-day per week newspaper that serves a growing population in northeast Kansas.
The Journal-World recognizes that finding and reporting valuable, important, interesting, and entertaining stories is the key to making community journalism work in today’s media environment. The successful candidate will be a talented journalist full of curiosity who can bolster our investigative and storytelling capabilities. There are a variety of beat possibilities available at the Journal-World, allowing the successful candidate’s skills to be matched with the best possibility. The position is well-suited for reporters who are ready to take that step from the entry-level stage of their careers to a more senior reporting position.
Lawrence is an exciting place to report news. Home to the University of Kansas, Lawrence offers reporters the chance to find important stories in the areas of higher education and college athletics. As a liberal college community surrounded by a politically-conservative state, journalists have opportunities to report on many of the idealogical clashes that are playing out on a national scale. With a population deeply interested in “green issues,” reporters can find meaningful stories about the environmental movement and the changes it is creating. The community has a wealth of educated residents seeking important and interesting journalism on a variety of topics.
The position offers competitive pay and benefits, and is based in vibrant downtown Lawrence. To apply for the position, please send a letter of interest, three writing samples and a resumé to Editor Chad Lawhorn at email@example.com