Investigative Reporter

Dallas Express | Dallas, TX, United States

Posted Date 11/14/2022

Who We Are:

The Dallas Express is non-partisan, non-profit, and exists to provide an unbiased, fact-based publication to serve the Dallas community.

We are a general interest daily news source covering events, activities, and citizens of the City of Dallas and Dallas County.

The Dallas Express was founded in 2021 to fill a void in our Metroplex communities for fact-based, non- opinion news. We believe that news should be reported dispassionately to place emphasis on facts over all else. News reports can be direct and even hard-edged, but they should never be “spun” or carry editorial opinions to suit the political persuasions of our reporters or editors.

The Job: Investigative Reporter (Full Time)

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Work with senior level staff on special assignments important to the publisher and the macro level telos of Dallas Express.
  • Carrying out "deep dives" on specific pieces that may take multiple days or weeks of research to draft.
  • Hit the streets: interview people, keep your ear to the ground, and break news.
  • Pitch stories: find what’s important, propose stories, and carry them to completion.
  • Be able to analyze complex sets of data and summarize in a clear and concise manner.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the accuracy and quality of Dallas Express’ articles and written material.
  • Provide meticulous attention to detail.
  • Additional duties may also include formatting articles in Word Press, sourcing appropriate photographs, creating captions for social media, etc.

Expected Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in investigative journalism.
  • An absolute enthusiasm for reading and editing a variety of news stories.
  • A compelling command of the English language and the ability to quickly and effectively find errors, fix grammar and proofread with ease.
  • The ability to multitask and handle multiple projects and stories simultaneously and professionally.
  • The willingness, commitment, and stamina to work whenever and wherever there is a need to get stories ready for publishing.
  • Familiarity with the process and fast-paced world of journalism. Experience is a plus.
  • The ability to work and manage effectively within time constraints and deadlines.
  • The independence of a self-starter while still engaging in selfless collaboration with a close-knit team.
  • Located in or willing to move to Dallas, Texas.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary range of $40,000 to $80,000.  
  • The Dallas Expressoffers health and dental insurance, 401(k), and paid time off.
Salary40000.00 - 80000.00 Annual
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