City of Boise Reporter

The Idaho Statesman   Boise, ID   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on April 26, 2022
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The Idaho Statesman in Boise, Idaho, is looking for a strong reporter with a passion for accountability and enterprise work to cover city government and the top issues in our community.

The successful candidate will help us provide essential coverage on a beat that has proven incredibly important to our subscribers. You’ll join a news team that provides breakthrough investigative reporting, stays on top of development happenings, keeps a watchful eye on local governments and produces lightning-fast breaking news.

We are a digitally focused news organization, so it’s critical that applicants have a strong understanding of SEO, social media and how to use digital elements (photos, videos, graphics) to complement their reporting. 

You must understand the need for speed as well as context. Your goal is to help us grow our audience reach and earn loyal readers by ensuring that we are a credible, timely and compelling source of news in Boise and surrounding communities. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism preferred.
  • Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics
  • An intuitive sense of what’s important and interesting to audiences on all platforms
  • A deep curiosity and high energy
  • The ability to write quickly, accurately and engagingly on a wide variety of topics.
  • A collaborative work ethic and the ability to communicate easily with colleagues 
  • Proficient knowledge of technology including content management systems and storytelling tools
  • Ability to quickly and accurately research and verify the authenticity of information, sources, photos and video. 
  • Reporters with a year or more of successful reporting experience will be most comfortable in this role.
  • Must have reliable transportation.  Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance required (at least minimum insurance required for the state in which the employee works).