Arizona Republic Hiring Reporters

The Arizona Republic has posted three job openings: Community News Online Platform Manager, Peoria City Hall reporter and Queen Creek reporter. Learn more about each position below…

Community News Online Platform Manager
We are looking for a dynamic individual to oversee several online community sections. The individual will be directly responsible for planning and maintaining the microsites, with timely and useful content, packaged and presented in a way that best serves our online audience. The person will lead and manage the coverage of breaking news, as well as creation of unique online content. In addition, the individual will manage special projects and refine the workflows and systems needed to keep the microsites current and relevant. The role involves working with a multitude of elements, from stories and photos to videos, graphics, databases and other visual/technical features. It also involves working with producers and other platform and content editors to ensure accurate and complete coverage. The individual must be able to draw together multiple elements and effectively, accurately and quickly post information to the microsites. Strong editing skills are required, as are the abilities to prioritize, communicate, organize and work under the pressure of multiple deadlines and assignments. Interested candidates should contact Abe Kwok by March 5.

Peoria City Hall Reporter
The Peoria City Hall reporter works out of the Arrowhead newsroom. This reporter has major responsibilities for covering a northwest Valley city that has to serve a redeveloping urban core and a newer, growing northern region. The reporter has responsibility to provide coverage of city government and community issues for the Peoria Republic and the Arizona Republic, including Valley & State, the front page and Business. The reporter must be able to develop sources inside and outside City Hall and emphasize watchdog and enterprise coverage. Candidates interested in applying should contact West Valley Community Editor Venita James by Friday, Feb. 26.

Queen Creek Reporter
The Queen Creek reporter works out of the Mesa newsroom, covering Queen Creek government and neighborhoods. Queen Creek is about to be governed by a new mayor and newly reconstituted town council and starting a branding campaign to encourage economic development. The beat requires a solid self-starter who is as much at ease tackling local government issues as writing about important and interesting people, places and events in the community for The Gilbert Republic,, the front page and Valley & State. Interested candidates should contact Southeast Valley Community Editor Paul Maryniak by Feb. 26, briefly outlining your qualifications and your vision for implementing this unique government-neighborhoods beat.