Experienced Reporter Needed
The Virgin Islands Daily News - St Thomas, VI

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The Virgin Islands Daily News, a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper covering the U.S. Virgin Islands, seeks a veteran daily newspaper reporter with investigative experience and skill in covering government agencies, law enforcement and justice, utilities and regulatory commissions. Candidates must have enthusiasm and stamina for intensive, detail-oriented investigative numbers-crunching as well as for sleuthing via paper trails, particularly focusing on government financial dealings and contracts. 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 the Freedom of Information Act is a requirement for this job. We require 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 require two clips showcasing your storytelling talent. This is not a job for beginners, no matter how eager and smart.

Reporting in this locale is uniquely complicated and requires extensive and specialized experience. You MUST have at least two years of current or very recent daily newspaper experience. Magazine, newsletter, online or weekly experience is not sufficient, nor is radio or television. 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. The is paradise for journalists, but it is a challenging place for residents. If you are interested and prepared, then e-mail a cover letter, resume and the reuquired clips to Executive Editor J.

Lowe Davis at jobapps@dailynews.vi .