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Reporter, Full-time position, Madison

Location: Madison, WI
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Reports to: WI Editor-in-Chief

Position Summary
The reporter will provide political and government coverage for a States Newsroom’s Wisconsin Examiner news outlet. The reporter will work on daily, fast-paced deadlines to produce investigative and enterprise journalism on topics determined in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief. The reporter will also provide content for the outlet’s dynamic blog and distribute site content on social media and other sources.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Produce regular, high-quality reporting on issues facing Wisconsin
  • Contribute regularly to outlet’s blog
  • Generate story ideas with the editorial team
  • Pursue story leads, both self-generated and as assigned, with self-direction and solid news judgment
  • Approach assignments on deadline with strong communication and follow through with the editors and colleagues
  • Assist other reporters with research and pertinent knowledge when/if available
  • Establish and expand digital media presence representing the outlet and use personal social media to amplify the site’s content, presence and voice
  • Take photos and video to illustrate and amplify stories.

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability
Previous news reporting and/or editing experience, sound news judgment, and ability to manage ongoing and short-term projects with strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Valued and Non-Essential Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability
Knowledge of state’s political landscape and leaders, Previous digital, photography and/or videography experience a strong asset.


To apply, send resume and at least 3 writing samples or clips to Ruth Conniff, Wisconsin Editor-in-Chief.