Posted Apr 06

Ohio Politics Reporter

Alabama Media Group

Position: Ohio Politics Reporter
Opportunity Snapshot
Are you a sharp-witted reporter who lives and breathes politics? How would you like covering it for the biggest news platform in one of the nation's most pivotal states? At Advance Ohio, we're looking for the next reporter to claim the mantel of Ohio's best politics reporter. You'll work on a large team that is redesigning political coverage in the age of Trump. We are drilling into how the new administration is affecting people across the state, viewing Washington through their eyes. And we are using that prism as we cover Ohio's critical 2018 elections, when the governor, attorney general, secretary of state, auditor and treasurer will be elected, along with a U.S. senator. Join us now, and you're on the ground floor in the run-up to the 2020 presidential election. You'll be based in Cleveland and be counted on to help maintain our role as the number one source of politics news in a state that is watched from across the nation. We need someone with a proven ability to cultivate sources and offer unique perspective, someone who will break news regularly on a variety of platforms, including , The Plain Dealer, social media and video. The ideal candidate will have a track record of smart, informed storytelling.
The Requirements
Bachelor's degree
Five years of reporting experience involving politics, government, business or other areas demanding source building and sifting through complicated topics to produce engaging content.
A clear identity in social media and a comfort with shooting photos and video.
A history of clean, thoughtful writing.
The Role
Build a statewide source network.
Break news on politics throughout the state.
Lead coverage of the 2018 Ohio governor's race and work with the rest of the team to provide the best coverage in the state of the 2018 U.S. senate and other statewide races.
Deliver news in multiple story forms, publish on social media and create innovative video storytelling on political themes.
Produce roundups for use in our evolving, must-read politics newsletter and assist in updating the vision for the newsletter.
Employ our search engine optimization toolbox to reach the largest audience possible.
Appear on camera and in panel discussions to share your expertise and build your reputation.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities. Auto req ID 1057BR State Ohio Location Advance Ohio Job Category Content Zip Code 44114 RPM. Category: Media, Keywords: Political Reporter

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