The Advocate   Baton Rouge, LA   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on August 2, 2022
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The Advocate, Louisiana’s largest news organization and a Pulitzer Prize winner, is looking for a journalist for its Baton Rouge newsroom to report on the area’s two big universities – Louisiana State University and Southern University – and to help cover Baton Rouge politics and government. We’re searching for someone who can balance daily coverage with enterprise stories in a competitive news market.

 Job Responsibilities

•  Develop story ideas based on beat reporting or as assigned

•  Create relationships with people in the community and government agencies to develop access to credible sources for future stories

• Quickly post stories online as appropriate and develop them further as needed.

•  Use social media tools to develop, distribute and enhance stories.

•  Help plan and execute the presentation of stories in a way that maximizes digital impact

•  Regularly review metrics on story performance and develop story ideas based on top-performing content

•  Meet all deadlines for projects as requested by editors

•  Write stories using proper grammar and following AP style guideline

•  Rework pieces as requested by editors and update pieces as needed for ongoing or developing stories

Job Skills & Qualifications Required:

•   A focus on producing accurate and factual stories

• Experience as a newspaper reporter

• Proficiency with computers and other office equipment

Benefits offered:  PTO, Health, dental, vision, life, short term disability (STD), long term disability (LTD), holidays and more.

Compensation: Competitive salary based on experience.

The Advocate is an equal employment 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. 

The Advocate

10705 Rieger Rd.
Baton Rouge , LA