Full Time Posted 8 days ago
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Full Time

Job Details

The Midland Reporter-Telegram is looking for a dynamic reporter looking to dig into the Midland community and cover the stories our readers most want to know.

And we give extra points for innovation – not only covering those stories but also telling them in a way that draws in readers.

You’ll cover the people who live here. You’ll write about their daily lives and the challenges they face, documenting their victories and losses.

You’re covering the racially- economically- and politically diverse community which means you’re taking the time to get to know them and what’s important to them and using that information to further your reporting.

You’re using all the tools at your disposal to reach those audiences. So, you need a command of social media, an eye for gathering and disseminating information quickly and accurately and a desire to use your smartphone as a reporting tool.

We’re looking for a reporter with a focus on government or business, but you’ll also have the freedom to cover more than just that. Some days you could profile a local artist, others you’ll cover the environmental and human cost of the petrochemical industry while still others you could chronicle the vibe at a community event.


• A bachelor’s degree in journalism and at least two years of newsroom experience, preferably in a coverage area that you can show set you up for the job

• Social media and multimedia skills

• Excellent time management and organizational skills

About the Reporter-Telegram

The Midland Reporter-Telegram, a subsidiary of Hearst Newspapers, is a daily newspaper in Midland, Texas. It is located in the heart of the vast 54-county Permian Basin of West Texas, a geological region that produces 70 percent of the oil in Texas.

We understand the value of bringing everyone to the table, particularly individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities. As a result, the company has put together a series of goals to improve representation across departments and levels. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people of marginalized communities.

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