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Breaking News Reporter - Military Veterans

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Breaking News Reporter

The Houston Chronicle is seeking an aggressive journalist who thrives in the fast-paced digital news cycle to join our newsroom. This reporter will cover a wide range of news, quickly and accurately. We're looking for someone who loves beating the competition and reaching the widest possible audience. Covering public safety is an integral part of the job.

This reporter is a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment, embraces tight deadlines and values collaboration with editors and reporters. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of finding smart angles in big news moments that distinguishes us from our competitors and can build on breaking news with smart enterprise ideas in the days and weeks that follow. Experience tracking down court records and other documents is a plus.

This role may include night and weekend work.

What will you do?

  • This is a "go anywhere, do anything" reporting position for someone who lives to break news. The position requires someone who relishes stepping into a new topic and reporting and writing quickly and often.
  • Ability to provide all elements for a breaking news story (i.e., photos, video)
  • Be ready to own the biggest story of the day as well as find angles that answer people's questions about the day's biggest news that they can't get anywhere else.
  • Work collaboratively with editors, reporters, photographers and the audience team to tell impactful stories that attract and retain readers and subscribers.
  • Write sharp headlines that utilize that make our work stand out on search and reach a wide audience.
  • At least three years of reporting experience
  • Proven track record of working in a fast-paced breaking news environment
  • Ability to write with clarity and authority
  • Proficiency in AP style and grammar
  • Comfortable using social media to report and promote stories
  • Excellent news judgment
  • Familiarity with SEO best practices, including sharp headline writing
  • Strong understanding of audience analytics and how to use them to drive content decisions
About the Houston Chronicle:

The Houston Chronicle, recognized for its Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism, serves its 2.3 million residents with content and marketing solutions across two of Houston's largest websites - and, along with our magazine, television and newspaper brands. Our mission is to spark conversations that inspire action to create a better Houston. All our content and the innovative business solutions we provide invite Houstonians to join conversations about a community we've been committed to covering and helping prosper for more than 120 years. The community we all call home.


There has never been a more exciting time to join the Houston Chronicle. Our business is growing and transforming every day. Advertisers are partnering with us to help them navigate new marketing strategies in today's increasingly complex digital environment. Simply put, the Houston Chronicle is a media company that uses its rich history and data to deliver the most impactful media campaigns for our customers. We leverage our substantial audience reach, coupled with best in class advertising solutions to keep our customer's brand in front of the right people at the right time.

Why are we different? Our people! Our company is diverse and filled with smart, passionate people who want to make a difference in their community, regardless of the role they play in the company. We offer an upbeat and collaborative working environment and expect our people to challenge the norm.

Be a part of something bigger - your headline awaits.

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Houston, TX



Hearst is one of the nation’s largest global, diversified information, services and media companies. Hearst has been innovating for more than a century, leading with purpose, integrity and a culture of care, with a mission to inform audiences and improve lives. The company’s diverse portfolio includes global financial services leader Fitch Group; Hearst Health, a group of medical information and services businesses; Hearst Transportation, which includes CAMP Systems International, a major provider of software-as-a-service solutions for managing maintenance of jets and helicopters; ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; 35 television stations; 24 daily and 52 weekly newspapers; digital services businesses; and more than 200 magazines around the world. Hearst is always moving forward, investing in healthcare solutions to improve patient outcomes and technology that curbs emissions; providing vital analysis, data and software to the global financial services industry; delivering important service and investigative journalism; and inspiring audiences with sports and entertainment programming. With a commitment to maintaining the highest quality in its products and services, Hearst is dedicated to serving the communities it operates in, both civically and philanthropically.  

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