Bilingual-Spanish Reporter

  • Freelance/Contract
  • Portland, OR
  • Applications have closed

Website invw InvestigateWest

InvestigateWest is seeking a bilingual-Spanish reporter for contract or part-time work on a 2018 reporting series. The reporting will be part of a collaborative series about concussion prevention in high school sports. The work will take place in Oregon during 2018. The schedule is flexible and can be part-time or contract, based on the reporter’s availability. Because we plan to structure the assignment according to the reporter’s availability, salary will be negotiated at the time of the hire. Qualified candidates must be fluent in Spanish and English, have some journalism training, and the ability to travel. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15. We are accepting applications from students and from candidates living outside the Portland area.

InvestigateWest is a 501(c)3 journalism studio with operations in Washington and Oregon.  We invest in original reporting — on public health, the environment, and government accountability — and produce powerful stories with a clear bearing on public policy. By partnering with commercial media and public broadcasters, we create new opportunities for individuals and teams of journalists to take on ambitious reporting assignments and learn new skills. As a mission-driven organization, we strengthen communities, engage citizens in civic life, and help set the policy agenda in the Northwest by producing powerful, independent investigative and explanatory journalism.

Responsibilities:

  • Reporting on concussion prevention and related public health issues
  • Working in Latino and other communities in Oregon
  • Working with the project manager and editor to develop story leads and gather intelligence in cooperation with other reporters
  • Working in collaboration with journalists from varied media backgrounds (print, radio, television) to streamline product development and minimize wear and tear on sources
  • Participating in multimedia coverage and team meetings
  • Participating in pre-production fact and quote checks
  • Participating in the development of social media campaigns related to this work
  • Attending related community events
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Requirements:

  • Must be fluent in Spanish and English (speaking)
  • Prior journalism experience or training is required
  • Familiarity with journalism principles and ethics is also required
  • Must have access to a vehicle and the ability to travel to rural locations in Oregon

Preferred

  • Bicultural candidates are preferred
  • Familiarity with Oregon Latino communities is also a plus
  • Multimedia experience is a bonus
  • Science, health or sports journalism experience is also a bonus
  • Familiarity with sports is helpful
  • Familiarity with internet-based file sharing systems, i.e. Dropbox, is also preferred

To apply, please send a letter describing your qualifications and attach a résumé, along with a link or attachments to three clips and the name and contact information for three references who can speak about your ability to do this work. Include clips that also speak to your ability to do the job. Direct your response to staff@invw.org with the subject line: Bilingual-Spanish Reporter. We will follow up with everyone. No calls, please.