Reporter I
Orange County Register Communications - Santa Ana, CA

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We are looking for motivated reporters for our busy local news operation, which includes the daily Orange County Register and 24 community weeklies and twice-weeklies (combined digital/print circulation is 280,000-plus daily and 385,000-plus on Sundays).

The successful candidates will cover issues and breaking news of both countywide and city-specific interest in our vibrant Southern California coverage area consisting of 34 cities with a population of 3 million people.

Our journalists work in beachfront locales like San Clemente, Newport Beach and Huntington Beach; urban inland cities such as Irvine, Anaheim and Santa Ana; and interesting cities rich with Orange County history like Fullerton, Mission Viejo and San Juan Capistrano.

Candidates should be college graduates with at least one year of experience at a daily, weekly or online news organization. They should have solid clips, strong references and a demonstrated history of:
--Being flexible in adapting to daily news demands
--Producing solid, well-backgrounded daily and weekly print & online stories on subjects as diverse as technology, culture, education, health care, tourism, transportation, business & labor, the environment, nonprofits, the arts & entertainment, politics & government at all levels, cops & courts and even team and participatory sports ranging from mountain biking to surfing
--Developing sources and beating the competition
--Being accurate and fair
--Creative storytelling
--Showing passion in finding and pursuing great stories
--Working collaboratively with fellow reporters, editors, photographers and other team members

We offer a chance to grow professionally in vibrant Southern California -- a great place to live featuring a competitive news environment -- along with a competitive salary based on experience and a comprehensive benefits package. To apply or express interest in these positions, contact Steve Green at