The Beaumont Enterprise seeks a complete journalist who can cover news as well as sports, with a focus on in-depth reporting and critical thinking. We seek a reporter who can see and seize storytelling opportunities in audience-accessible topics ranging from high school and college sports to outdoors and investigative/enterprise. Clichés, flimsy angles, unremarkable language, reporting for sources and writing around holes will move your clips to the bottom of the pile. The ideal candidate should embrace an “all hands on deck” mentality when news breaks, won’t hesitate to volunteer when others are stretched and works for the good of the newsroom, not one department. Daily and Sunday contributions to 1A are the expectation. A daily digital identity, through social media, blogging and web reporting, is critical to success in this competitive market. The Enterprise, with a Sunday circulation of 30,000 and more than a million page views a week, is a Hearst newspaper with pipelines to sister papers in Houston (90 miles west) and San Antonio.
Send a cover letter, resume, references and six to eight work samples (selected for quality, not play or importance), including sports (or main) news, enterprise packages and features, to Mike Tobias, Sports Editor, The Beaumont Enterprise, at email@example.com, with the subject line REPORTER: (your name).
NOTE: We will contact those we would like to speak to about our position. Inquiries about the status of application process will not be answered.