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Culture Reporter

Cox Enterprises, Atlanta, GA 30328

Work at Cox Enterprises

Duration: Full-Time


Primary Location: 7000 Central Pkwy NE, Atlanta, GA, USA

Division: Cox Enterprises

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Requisition Number: 225868

At Cox, we’re forward-thinking innovators who put people first. Our award-winning workplace culture is centered on inclusion and kindness, and we’re looking for people to join our mission to be a force for good in the world. Come build a better future with us across automotive, communications, the environment and more.

We want to do everything we can to keep our employees safe and healthy. Therefore, where permitted by applicable law, you will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S.-based job. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will of course be considered.

Keep reading to learn more about this opportunity to join the Cox family of businesses.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is seeking a Culture Reporter to write compelling news and enterprise stories that explore and explain how Atlantas unique culture shapes life here and influences the nations lifestyle and pop culture.

Atlantas residents and their stories offer unique opportunities. The city is Blacker, younger, more affluent, and yet more challenged by income inequality and poverty than any major city in the South.

It is a hub for Black, Asian, and Latino professionals and entrepreneurs, new global immigrants, artists, and young activists and influencers eager to reshape America.

Atlanta offers a unique lens on how the region and the country will be changed in the years ahead.

With a fearless attitude, stylistic flair, and aggressive nose for breaking news, this reporter will tell our readers how ATL culture is expressed in our diverse region and across the nation, including through music, traditions, film, performance, and storytelling.

The Culture Reporter will tell stories exploring the intersection of arts, culture, and underrepresented communities, as well as how emerging social trends are being expressed through the lens of the Atlanta aesthetic.

The ideal reporter will have a high news metabolism and a proven ability to write compelling news stories, profiles, and enterprise.
The candidate should also bring a sophisticated understanding of culture, tradition, and the arts, broadly defined — and how they intersect with politics, celebrity culture, race, power, money, and identity - both locally and nationally.
This writer will provide a mix of stories that include deeply-reported personal and business profiles; uniquely Atlanta stories like Beltline etiquette and the new generation of Civil Rights leaders; and news of both national and local cultural flashpoints like the Will Smith slap and the complaint by an Atlanta rapper and ex-mayor that restaurant dress codes in Atlanta are aimed at excluding Black professionals and others.

The ideal candidate will have a style that informs and educates readers in relatable terms, keeping readers rather than sources and politicos in mind. The position will include a mix of breaking and enterprise news and may require some travel throughout the state to report stories.

A strong grounding in journalism, including interviewing, documents reporting and journalistic ethics, is required.

Qualifications:

Education: College degree preferred.

Experience: 5 years of professional journalism experience strongly preferred including beat work, may consider 3 years of professional journalism experience if in addition you also have other media experience or internships

Key requirements:

  • Demonstrates strong news judgment and clear ability to quickly develop reader-focused story ideas.
  • Displays depth as a reporter and capability of delivering stories without reporting gaps.
  • Has ability to juggle priorities and assignments.
  • Collaborates effectively with others.
  • Uses time effectively, meeting deadlines and producing an acceptable volume of work.
  • Demonstrates ability to break exclusive stories.
  • Shows capacity to work on a range of topics and quickly gain sufficient knowledge.
  • Generates work that is balanced, fair, accurate and complete, incorporating, where appropriate, a diverse range of sources. Copy should not contain errors of fact or judgment and should not include any issue of bias.
  • Handles other assignments as needed, showing flexibility and adaptability.
  • Engages editors on best ways to present stories on digital, print, social media, and podcast platforms.

Other skills:

  • Displays a clear understanding of source development and beat maintenance.
  • Displays a clear ability to develop strong, reader-focused story ideas and write about complex concepts with clarity and authority.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet and database programs a plus, but not required.
  • Fluent in another language than English is a plus, but not required
  • Demonstrated ability to be highly organized and, when warranted, manage and juggle multiple stories simultaneously.
  • Must have strong skills in communicating and collaborating with editors and colleagues.
  • Capacity to shoot own photographs when needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in digital media.
  • Permanent residence in metro Atlanta required
  • Proven record of time management and productivity to succeed in a remote work environment required.
  • Excellent communication skills with a collaborative attitude.

Additional experience, skills and qualifications may qualify an applicant for a Senior Reporter role.


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We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.

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