Indigenous affairs reporter
Lee Enterprises and ICT, formerly Indian Country Today, are partnering to produce enterprising coverage of Indigenous peoples and issues in two key locations – Tulsa and Rapid City – and if you’re an experienced reporter who would like to be a key part of that effort, read on.
Both of these outstanding reporting opportunities offer excellent salary and benefits. The reporters will join the staffs of the Tulsa World and Rapid City Journal, respectively, and will work in tandem with editors from both ICT and the respective news organizations. Both ICT and Lee recognize the need for deep, comprehensive coverage, and the reporters will have a voice in story selection and planning. Indeed, self-starters who regularly pitch ideas and will brainstorm new ways to cover Indigenous communities are desired.
Successful applicants will have demonstrated writing and reporting ability at the professional level; at least three to five years’ daily experience or the equivalent is preferred. The reporters will handle a mix of daily stories, weekend features and longer-term projects. The ability to photograph and to produce video, both to accompany stories and to produce occasional broadcast packages for ICT’s daily newscast, is essential. Experience with podcasting and other platforms is a plus. We will expect these reporters to have a strong professional presence on social media.
Key skills include:
- Interviewing and source development
- Advanced research skills including FOIA aptitude and document analysis
- Ability to write crisply and compellingly
- Experience in video production and video editing
- Using background in American Indian and Alaska Native issues, histories, and cultures, and federal Indian policy, to provide context in news stories
The jobs offered by this partnership will provide important, high-visibility opportunities to produce memorable journalism. While local news is paramount, these reporters’ work will be seen nationwide with the digital presence and reach of Lee Enterprises’ 77 news organizations and Indiancountrytoday.com. Hiring will be done collaboratively with the two organizations.
About the Tulsa World
The Tulsa World has reported on the biggest stories in Oklahoma since 1905, before Oklahoma became a state. But that history doesn’t stop us from producing relevant content for today’s engaged citizen and connecting with our community in innovative ways. The mission of the Tulsa World is to produce an exclusive daily report focused on local news, business, arts, entertainment, sports and different perspectives of our community. We believe that news is what people are talking about and what they should be talking about. That local, independent journalism is distributed in a daily printed newspaper seven days a week, online at tulsaworld.com and on the Tulsa World App, quarterly in the Tulsa World Magazine, and on more than 200 videos a month and weekly podcasts. In addition to the Tulsa World newsroom, the Tulsa World Media Company operates a full-service digital advertising and marketing agency that helps local businesses and organizations find new audiences.