The Kansas City Star is seeking to hire a reporter to cover telecommunications, technology and biosciences. This reporter’s main responsibility will be to cover Sprint, which is based in a Kansas City suburb. Sprint is the area’s top private employer and The Star tracks it closely. As part of the Sprint beat, the reporter will maintain the award-winning Sprint Connections blog.
The prospective candidate will also be expected to follow consumer technology, discovering trends and new products that affect consumers directly. Finally, he or she will also be assigned to watch and do occasional stories on the area’s growing biosciences sector.
We are looking for someone who is eager and hard-working, with winning ideas. He or she must be an excellent writer. NOTES: US Residents Only. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: negotiable
Traditional training at newspapers or wire services is preferred. Being web-savvy or having experience with online news is paramount.
Besides taking ownership of a beat, the prospective candidate must be a team player, willing to share ideas and information, support other reporters and take direction from editors. We’re looking for somebody with flexibility, resilience and perseverance.
Update: John Landsberg points out the Star's previous telecom reporter, Jason Gertzen, was hired by Sprint after writing several dubious Sprint puff pieces.