The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is the product of the 1995 merger of the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel, newspapers that date to 1882 and 1837 respectively. After two transitions, we are part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, which includes 10 other newsrooms in Wisconsin and 109 newsrooms nationwide – a number that will grow with the pending Gannett-GateHouse merger. While we regularly do stories with national interest and impact, our focus is fiercely local. We cover Milwaukee, southeastern Wisconsin and the state like no one else does – or can. We are most proud of the day-to-day reporting that chronicles our community, informs our residents and holds officials accountable for what they do. We expose wrongdoing. We highlight programs that work. We engage the community. We help lead the search for solutions.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Location: * Midwest, Wisconsin
Beat: Latino neighborhoods on the city's south side, Under-covered ethnic communities
Position: This reporter expands our ground-level networking and reporting approach to Spanish-speaking neighborhoods on the city’s south side. This position works in tandem with a full-time position we created that is more focused on African-American neighborhoods, and other reporters and videographers that may be added or reassigned. As such, fluency in Spanish – oral and written – is vital. What does the reporter do? Listen, of course. To residents, officials and neighborhood leaders. Network, by attending community meetings, building contacts with key residents and engaging with others via social media. Report, from the street-level, not from City Hall or the Police Department of a nonprofit boardroom. And write. We anticipate lots of stories to emerge, be they about stubborn problems or efforts to solve them.
Skills: Spanish language; Spanish writingApply →