Friday, April 2, 2021
INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS REPORTER
The Oklahomanis looking for a gifted storyteller and passionate journalist to cover Oklahoma's expansive Native American community. This is primarily an enterprise beat for a reporter that breaks from stereotypical narratives to tell deeply reported stories on policies and issues that are important to Indigenous peopleand by extension everyone -- in Oklahoma and across the region.
What are those stories? The first steps in finding out are listening, building sources, and gaining trust. This reporter also knows that the best stories are told through the voices of impacted communities and do not just expose problems but spotlight solutions.
This beat cuts across a wide range of issues, including climate change, energy policy, social justice, healthcare, education and politics. The ideal candidate should have familiarity with tribal sovereignty, the history and ongoing threats to treaty rights, the complex relationship between tribal nations, the state, and the developing implications of the Supreme Courts McGirt decision. Some government and/or political reporting experience is preferred, along with familiarity with data reporting.
We welcome and encourage applicants with non-traditional career paths. If you do not meet all the qualifications, apply and tell us how your own experiences qualify you for the job.
All Oklahoman reporters are called on from time to time to pitch in on breaking news and other important developing stories outside of their beats, and are expected to work occasional weekend shifts. Our journalists are also collaborative and know the power of involving our photo, video, graphics and digital teams throughout the news gathering process.
Finally, and most importantly, this is an opportunity to help The Oklahoman as we rethink and reshape our coverage to more accurately reflect the concerns, desires and cultural richness of the many communities that make up our state.
When applying, please include a single document, preferably in PDF format, with your resume, a brief cover letter, work samples, portfolio links, etc.
The application only allows one document upload, so please combine your materials into a single document. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.
Gannett Co., Inc.is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.