General assignment reporter

The Post-Tribune
June 9, 2024
Merrillville, United States
Job Type


The Post-Tribune, part of the Chicago Tribune Media Group, is seeking a versatile general assignment journalist to work full-time to cover news-rich Northwest Indiana. We are looking for an aggressive reporter and skilled writer who can juggle breaking news assignments with compelling enterprise and trend pieces that are important to a local audience.

What you will do: 

  • General assignment reporting for the Post-Tribune, which covers Lake and Porter counties in Northwest Indiana
  • Respond to breaking news, including crime and other law enforcement-related incidents
  • Cover local government meetings; analyze issues that emerge from those meetings
  • Craft feature and enterprise stories on environmental issues and health disparities in Northwest Indiana
  • Take photos to accompany news and feature stories
  • Work shifts will vary depending on news needs, but candidates should expect some night and weekend work

What you will bring: 

  • A track record of executing breaking and enterprise stories that demonstrate crisp writing, creative and insightful reporting and a commitment to serving the public good by exposing inequities and holding the powerful to account
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Proven knowledge of how government works at the local level
  • The ability to develop sources and the goal of becoming an authority on the area you cover
  • Planning and communication skills to keep editors posted on the progress of stories
  • Being collaborative, creative, collegial, high energy and dogged in pursuit of the story
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required

APPLY HERE. Please include the following in your online application: submit a cover letter, resume and links to five clips that show your skills and range

Who we are:

Founded in 1847, the Chicago Tribune, is the top source of news and information in the Chicago area and the largest news organization in the Midwest. The Tribune, winner of 27 Pulitzer Prizes, is known for its innovative investigative reporting, insightful coverage of the arts and culture, and community-leading opinion writing. The Chicago Tribune is the flagship publication of Chicago Tribune Media Group (CTMG) which also publishes six daily suburban publications, including the Daily Southtown, Post-Tribune, Naperville Sun, Lake County News-Sun, The Beacon-News and The Courier-News, as well as more than 30 weekly community publications. The CTMG portfolio also includes Chicago magazine, and other digital brands, products and services.

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