Government Reporter- $45,000+ Annually, Top News Organization, Meaningful Work
Our Government Reporters help inform community members by providing important updates on elections, public policy, new legislation and ballot measures through local city council and county commissioners court beats. By attending local government meetings, connecting with local officials and networking with other community leaders, our Government Reporters disseminate news that is central to the lives of our communities’ residents.
Note: While our office location is in Jersey Village, this role will cover updates for Bellaire, Meyerland, West University, River Oaks, Montrose and The Heights.
You should apply to our Government Reporter role if you:
- Have experience covering city council meetings/school board meetings
- Feel confident researching data and have experience with data visualization
- Previously have written for a professional publication or school newspaper
- Can produce 10 stories per week
- Have availability on weekdays from 8:30 AM to 5 PM, plus evenings/weekends as needed to cover meetings and breaking news
- Demonstrate proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with sources
- Are eager to interview sources in-person throughout the greater metro area
- Feel comfortable with taking photos to complement your written work
- Are proficient in AP Style and familiar with content management systems
- Understand the importance of meeting deadlines and managing your own time efficiently
- Are confident in finding and pitching your own story ideas with minimal supervision
WHY JOIN COMMUNITY IMPACT
- Starting hourly rate of $21.64 ($45,000 annually) or more with experience
- $135 monthly stipend for gas, mileage and tolls
- Up to 80 hours of vacation and 80 hours of personal/sick time (prorated) in your first year
- 10 paid holidays per year, plus a paid day off for your birthday
- Medical, dental, vision, and employer-paid life insurance
- Supplemental insurance options including accident and critical illness insurance
- Opportunity for advancement
If you are ready to make a real difference in your community, apply today.