Denton Media Company

City Government Reporter
The Denton Record-Chronicle is seeking an aggressive, entrepreneurial, digitally savvy journalist to cover city government and community life in Denton and the cities and towns of Denton County. The ideal candidate:

    Has an appetite for – and the ability to create – quick-turn daily stories that engage local readers as well as investigative pieces that hold officials accountable to the public.
    Knows how to read public records, including meeting agendas and minutes, to develop story ideas, both for daily coverage and broader trend pieces.
    Writes with authority and with a distinct voice, appropriately matching the tone of each piece to the content and audience desired, and creates well-crafted headlines designed to reach the broadest audience possible through digital channels.
    Is resourceful in the reporting process, recognizing the need to shoot photos or videos, record audio or collect other forms of multimedia as needed to improve the way stories are told in the digital space.
    Is adept at building sources and maintains relationships within local governments and civic groups so that the DRC remains top of mind when potential stories or new areas of coverage arise.
16 July 2020