The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate, Louisiana’s largest newspaper and a 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner, is seeking an experienced police reporter with a proven track record of producing competitive dailies along with compelling enterprise that tackles trends, impacts and key policy questions.
Crime coverage in New Orleans, one of America’s most fascinating cities, is high-profile and central to the success of our newsroom. Candidates should be relentless about covering breaking news and developing sources to produce exclusives. They also should be drawn to street level reporting and have experience using public records, online tools, social media and data.
This reporter will cover the top brass at the New Orleans Police Department while chronicling the decade-long effort to rid the department of corruption and harsh policing tactics through federal oversight. Candidates should also have a sharp eye for trends, like the recent surge in carjackings and Interstate shootings, and the way local policing converges with race, class and political power.
The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate is a 7-day, home-delivered newspaper with local owners and a veteran staff, many of whom have covered the Crescent City for years. We are passionate about producing thoughtful, complex journalism both in print and on our website NOLA.com, and have been aggressive about growing the organization to reach more subscribers.
In addition to the New Orleans products, the company publishes The Advocate in Baton Rouge and The Acadiana Advocate in Lafayette, as well as their surging digital properties.
The company is an equal opportunity employer, committed to recruiting, developing, and promoting a diverse workforce while providing unique opportunities and career paths for our employees. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds and experience levels to apply.
This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes medical, vision and dental insurance, short term disability, long term disability and a 401K plan.
Location/Region: New Orleans, LA