The Salt Lake Tribune

Innovation Lab Reporter
The nonprofit Salt Lake Tribune is searching for a reporter to join its Innovation Lab, which will focus on private sector approaches to public challenges. Potential topics include the quality of the air we breathe, how we get around and the workplaces of tomorrow. The lab, or reporting team, also includes an editor and a community engagement journalist. Utah is one of the fastest growing states in the country and is expected to nearly double its population by 2050. If we don’t plan for what’s to come, the air quality, cost of living and employment issues we face now will only be exacerbated. We’re looking to do solutions-oriented journalism that details what is working and how we might get to better when it isn’t working, with an eye on the future. 

We are looking for someone who can write compelling narratives and welcomes the use of data in their reporting. You will know how to file open records requests and analyze publicly available documents that detail plans for our cities and towns, and our state more broadly. You will break business news and write explanatory stories. You are a self-starter who is comfortable in a collaborative setting, working with other reporters and visual journalists. 
19 February 2021