Capitol reporter

City: Oklahoma City
Newspaper: The Journal Record
Job Description: If you can find the real stories behind the rhetoric, we'd like to talk to you. The Journal Record, a daily (M-F), statewide paper covering business and state government, has an opening to cover the state Capitol. If your idea of a political story is a re-written press release or jotting down the canned speech at a press conference, please don't apply. If you know how to get out from behind your desk with a notebook in your hand and find the great stories no one else is telling, please send your resume and clips ASAP.
We also run a legislative reporting service, the Journal Record Legislative Report; consequently we have the largest Capitol presence of any news organization in the state.
We value quality writing and reporting and critical thinking. We were recently named the state's best daily paper in our circulation division for the eighth time in nine years and have taken first place in as many as 17 of AP's 24 contest categories.
The Journal Record is part of The Dolan Company and offers a 401(k) along with all the usual big-company benefits.
We are in a city with a low cost of living and moderate weather. Our downtown office is walking distance from the Bricktown entertainment district, the Museum of Art, botanical gardens, symphony hall, three major sports venues and rowing center that is also an Olympic training site for kayaking and canoeing. Soon, we will also be within a few blocks of a new 70-acre downtown park, too.
The Capitol reporter will frequently work from the Capitol press room, which is a short drive from our OKC office.
Contact: Send your resume, salary requirements and Word or PDF clips in a single e-mail to Editor Ted Streuli,