Breaking News/Equity Issues Reporter

News Kansas City, MO


The Kansas City Star is seeking a passionate, enterprising, and thoughtful reporter who can dig deeper and uncover the impactful stories in the day's breaking news. This reporter would join a team at The Star dedicated to covering day-to-day breaking news within the community but focused on a larger goal of telling stories that deal with issues of race, class, sex and gender identity, inequity, as well as other social constructs that make up Kansas City and the surrounding region.


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field preferred
  • Prior professional work experience as a reporter
  • The ability to write quickly, accurately, and well
  • A commitment to provide accurate information, both in fact and in
  • Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics
  • An understanding of how to verify the authenticity of information,
    sources, photos and video found through social media
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit, deep curiosity, and a strong sense of
  • A collaborative style that works comfortably as part of a team
    operating both virtually and in-person.
  • The ability to quickly master technology, including content management systems and storytelling tools


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.