Posted On: December 22, 2014
Media Organization: The Virgin Islands Daily News
The Virgin Islands Daily News publishes Mondays through Saturdays and circulates in print throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands and online throughout the world. Winner of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the newspaper is known nationally for the quality of its journalism and its focus on aggressive investigative and analytical reporting. Among The Daily News' more recent honors is the national Associated Press Media Editors Award for Public Service, which was awarded to the newspaper in 2014 for the third consecutive year (and the eighth time overall).
The Virgin Islands Daily News, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper covering the U.S. Virgin Islands, seeks an experienced daily newspaper reporter to join a team honored for its journalism with three consecutive national Associated Press Media Editors Awards for Public Service.
The successful candidate must have enthusiasm and stamina for daily and enterprise coverage mixed with investigative reporting built through grooming sources, crunching numbers and challenging officialdom. The reporter we seek also will have to be adept at writing about community events, people and activities, as needed.
Experience in using open records and open meetings laws as well as experience and skill in covering and analyzing government agencies and other public institutions will count in a candidate’s favor. We want to see clips showing a story or stories in which you yourself uncovered groundbreaking information rather than reported on investigations conducted by federal or local agencies. We also want at least two clips showcasing your storytelling talent.
Reporting in this locale is uniquely complicated and requires both sensitivity and confidence. This is not a job for raw beginners. You MUST have hands-on experience working on a daily news deadline. Please be aware that to succeed here, you need to have the personality and soul to adapt to both the joys and the difficulties of a racially, culturally and economically diverse environment. Please research the U.S. Virgin Islands and our newspaper BEFORE applying. Our islands are a paradise for journalists, but this can be a challenging place to live and work.
If you are interested and prepared, then e-mail a cover letter, resume and the required clips to Executive Editor Gerry Yandel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Virgin Islands Daily News is an equal opportunity employer committed to a substance abuse-free workplace.
Submit cover letter, resume and clips to email@example.com