Research and prepare stories, largely focused on matters of public safety, but also including government, local events and human interest features.
Work with alternative storytelling formats to inform and entertain while making sometimes difficult information accessible to the general public.
Meet deadlines, multi-tasking and prioritizing multiple stories at once to ensure they each get done in a timely manner.
Serve as a positive spokesperson for the newspaper, interacting with a diverse public at crime scenes, events and on the telephone.
Handle stressful or sensitive interviews with understanding and patience.
Creating and developing art and graphic ideas, as well as additional materials to accompany main stories.
Photographing events, crashes, fires and other public scenes.
Assist in social media efforts by tweeting and contributing to the organization's Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
Coordinate efforts in a weekly crime publication.