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Criminal Justice Reporter

The Bulletin, a 34,000 daily circulation newspaper, is seeking an experienced criminal justice reporter with a demonstrated ability to deliver high-impact, relevant stories. This person will cover civil and criminal justice issues in Central Oregon, which includes Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties.

The ideal candidate will be a watchdog reporter who continually seeks out the issues that are critical to our readership. This person will write news that goes beyond the police blotter and court docket. This person should be able to own the beat, doggedly pursue stories and elevate simple civil lawsuits into evocative and meaningful narratives.

The ideal candidate will be able to analyze civil and criminal justice issues in Central Oregon, to include:

  • performance and prosecutorial systems
  • penal systems
  • bond and parole issues

A typical day might include chasing a breaking crime story, poring through search warrants and other public documents or pursuing a file that police and prosecutors don't want to release. Extensive research ability and experience working with public document databases and filing FOIAs is required. Knowledge of court proceedings and legal systems is preferred.

About The Bulletin:

We are a privately held, family-owned newspaper located in Bend, population 80,000, in Central Oregon's high desert.

The Bulletin is a drug free workplace.

EOE


To apply for this position

Send a resume, cover letter and clips to: Marielle Gallagher, Administrative Managing Editor, at: justicereporter@bendbulletin.com