Nooga.com is seeking an investigative reporter to serve as a watchdog for local government and the business community.
Pursue reader-submitted tips and develop firsthand sources to generate original story ideas that will complement existing business and government coverage.
Use the Internet, public records, documents, sources and interviews to research and write original stories with local impact.
Apply critical thinking and analytical skills to statistics, trends and research.
Follow business and government trends that affect area residents.
Balance multiple short- and long-form assignments at the same time.
Writing and submitting articles to the site via a Web-based content management system. This includes copy editing, headline writing and photo editing.
- Offer forward-thinking ideas that coincide with the site’s future growth and expansion.
- Strong journalistic background and ability to translate those values in an online-only environment.
- Outgoing, engaging presence through online/multimedia/social platforms.
- Interest in media trends and willingness to evolve with changing technology.
- Unwavering dedication to accuracy and timeliness.
- Eagerness to attempt the unconventional. Hungry to be different.
- Willingness to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.
- Competitive base salary.
- Full benefits include group medical, vision, dental, and life insurance, as well as matching 401(k).
Required skills and experience
- Strong writing, storytelling abilities are mandatory. Submitted clips should show a writer with a distinct, vivid voice.
- Editorial instincts and written/verbal communication skills.
- Proficiency in web publishing.
- Recent college graduates with intern experience will be considered, candidates with full-time experience in newspapers/online outlets preferred.
- Previous experience covering business or government is also preferred.
- Valid drivers license and reliable transportation.
Since its launch in March 2011, Nooga.com has proven to be Chattanooga’s online home for business, government, lifestyle, and sports news. Every step made by the site leads toward the ultimate goal of transforming the way people in the Chattanooga area gather their news, express their opinions and plan their weekends.
Utilizing a staff of full-time journalists and a modern newsroom in downtown Chattanooga, Nooga.com stands as an example of the future of hyper-local, online-only news.
Submit a cover letter, resume, five to eight published articles and a list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject head: "Investigative Reporter Application." Clips should show variety.
Applications sent through mail may be addressed to:
Attn: Adam Green
1110 Market St., Ste. 419
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Questions regarding this position should be submitted to email@example.com, subject head "Investigative Reporter Inquiry." No phone calls, please.