Enterprise Reporter for National Desk

Salt Lake City
Sep 11, 2013
Oct 11, 2013
Nathan Sorensen
Full Time
Job Description: Enterprise Reporter for National Desk

The Deseret News seeks talented writer to produce enterprise stories about social issues in six areas including family, faith, finance, education, media values and solutions to poverty. Successful candidates also will aggregate and analyze Internet content for our digital audiences on national and international issues.
This reporter will write primarily for the Deseret News’ growing national audience, with articles to appear on deseretnews.com and on the forthcoming Deseret News National Edition website.
We are especially interested in candidates who demonstrate an expertise in one of our six areas of emphasis. A deeper look at each of these areas, along with ten top stories in each area, is available at deseretnews.com: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765618669/The-Deseret-News-top-stories-of-2012.html?pg=all
The Deseret News is part of a dynamic media company whose mission is to be a trusted voice of light and knowledge for a growing national audience focused on faith and family issues. The Project for Excellence in Journalism recently reported on innovations at the Deseret News: http://www.journalism.org/analysis_report/deseret_news_changing_two_media_cultures

Job description
•Produce two (2) strong, enterprising story each week
•Produce three (3) web roundups of news coverage each week
Skills necessary
•Writing that is thoughtful, enlightening, informative, rigorous, engaging and entertaining
•Ability/willingness to develop stories beyond the routine. We are looking for someone who will ask more interesting questions, go beyond simple news releases and do thoughtful enterprise story development and research
•Journalism and/or other professional training in critical/analytical thinking
•Ability/willingness to work with professionals to cultivate a beat in a way that develops mutual trust and respect
•Ability/willingness to develop national sources who can provide trusted insight and perspective
•Ability/willingness to take regular feedback and editing from multiple editors
•Ability to write on deadline and take breaking news assignments on short notice
•Commitment to Deseret Media Companies mission and values
•Please send cover letter, resume and clips to Nathan Sorensen, nsorensen@deseretnews.com