Accountability Reporter

News Doral, FL


The Miami Herald is on the hunt for an aggressive and enterprising reporter who is hungry to hold institutions accountable and passionate about serving readers. 

Watchdog reporting and service journalism are the heart of this beat, which is both geographic and topical. This reporter will focus on communities in north Miami Dade County and develop a subspecialty in one of the most critical issues facing South Floridians today: the housing and affordability crisis. 

This job is not about covering meetings. It is about burrowing into key cities and underserved communities to develop contacts, sources and ideas; experimenting and innovating to grow audience via outreach and story choices; breaking exclusive news of interest to that audience; and developing enterprise that hits high marks for accountability and utility. 


  • Strong reporting and writing skills and excellent news judgment

  • The ability to develop a strong source network in a range of communities and institutions

  • Facility with public records and data

  • The ability to see and prioritize stories of greatest potential impact or audience

  • The ability to post breaking news within minutes 

  • Openness and enthusiasm for alternative formats and multimedia storytelling

  • Demonstrated ability to use social media and shoe leather to reach audiences

  • Unwavering commitment to representing the diversity of our community in coverage

  • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of personalities and teams

  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, and always evolving, shaped constantly by experimentation and feedback

  • This is a position for a reporter with a college degree and several years' experience

Job Requirements.

  • This job is generally a weekday shift, with flexibility to work some weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • While the position is based in Miami, there will be flexibility in workplace arrangement. 

  • Proficiency with AP style and a strong command of spelling, grammar and punctuation.

  • Understanding of and adherence to professional journalism standards for fair and accurate reporting.

  • Must have reliable transportation.  Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance required (at least minimum insurance required for the state in which the employee works).

Don’t worry if you don’t check every box. And tell us if you have moves that we haven’t described that also are important.

The Herald strives to attract journalists from a broad array of social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds into our newsroom, including African Americans, Hispanics, other people of color, women, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. We encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply.

With your application, please include your resume, five samples of your work, and a letter outlining how you would find stories and audience in this position

McClatchy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) for all applicants and employees. McClatchy considers all candidates without regard to basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, medical condition, family care status, pregnancy or physical disability (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification), or any other basis protected by state and federal laws.