Immigration Reporter

News Doral, FL


Description

The Miami Herald is seeking a smart, motivated reporter to join its award-winning newsroom to cover immigration, a key responsibility in a region of immigrants and the children of immigrants, both documented and not.

From covering people with Temporary Protected Status to Dreamers to the writing about the plight of those detained in immigration facilities, the beat is broad and deep. The job requires the ability to write breaking news, fast analysis, explainers and enterprise on the key issues of concern to our readership

The successful candidate will need to quickly become familiar and sourced with key agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security, the Coast Guard and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

The successful candidate will need to quickly become familiar and sourced with key agencies, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security, the Coast Guard and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As the immigration reporter, you must have:

-- Ability to tackle a mix of stories, from fast-paced dailies to short-term enterprise and investigative stories. 

-- Skill in acquiring public records and data through FOIAs.

-- Ability to tell stories across relevant platforms. Tweets, video interviews and online updates are a regular part of this work. 

-- A willingness to work with other reporters, partnering on stories that dovetail between beats.

-- A passion for precision in reporting and writing; stories must be bulletproof accurate in word and nuance.

-- The ability to develop accountability stories by combining data work, interviewing and on-the-ground reporting with excellent storytelling.

REQUIREMENTS

Education:   College degree required.

Experience and skills needed:

-- At least three years of experience writing for a daily news organization with the knowledge and ability to write about complex immigration issues. 

-- Solid editorial judgment and the ability to write quickly and cleanly on deadline.

-- Demonstrable writing skill, from quick-turnaround stories to more complex narratives. 

-- Team player who works collaboratively across multi-media newsrooms.

--  Fluent Spanish speaking

Personal Attributes:

Energy, flexibility, and motivation to crush the competition.  The ability to monitor a vast amount of information for a wide audience, matched with discerning judgment about what to pursue.  Excellent communication and problem-solving skills are required as well as the ability to execute both quickly and well, with creativity.  A collaborative style that works comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company is a necessity.

To apply, provide:

-- Cover letter: Share anecdotes that exemplify why you’re the best candidate for this job

-- Clips: Five to eight samples of your best work. 

-- References: At least three professionals who can discuss your work. 







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