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Food & Dining Reporter
United States, Virginia, Gannett
|July 03, 2022|
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
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Food & Dining Reporter
The Des Moines Register/desmoinesregister.com, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, is seeking a digital-first food and dining reporter to cover the vibrant food and restaurant industry dining news affecting the Des Moines metro.
We are seeking a reporter who will be the first to report on openings, closings and trends in the food and restaurant world. From diving into guides centered on where to eat in neighborhoods, where to find specific cuisines and situational dining experiences to tracking down new restaurants and the people behind them, this job is one of the marquee positions at the Des Moines Register.
This reporter will have a key role in our weekly Off Hours newsletter that seeks to connect community and build trust. We are intensely interested in crossing the fault lines of race, ethnicity, gender, income levels, and other barriers to connection with our coverage.
The successful applicant will be part of a three-member entertainment team, reporting to the entertainment editor. Teamwork is a key attribute for anyone we hire, and this reporter would become part of a team that works in a collaborative fashion, occasionally picking up celebrity news, shopping and arts coverage in support of the team.
This reporter should demonstrate skill at storytelling across platforms. He or she should be comfortable taking photos and producing video as needed and using social media and other digital tools to present news in novel ways. This reporter will use metrics to understand whats resonating with readers and will shape coverage to steadily increase target audiences.
The Des Moines Register is a 17-time Pulitzer Prize winner. We reach readers across the state with our daily Des Moines Register editions, our award-winning Des Moines Register.com mobile and desktop sites and various nondaily publications.
We expect anyone who works with us to be constantly improving their skills. We offer a robust internal and Gannett-wide training program. This reporter will also work with experienced editors and occasionally be partnered with veteran reporters on articles and projects.
Des Moines is a growing capital city that has become a magnet for young professionals, attracted by an expanding job base and a vibrant cultural and arts scene.
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