Career Opportunities

You think you have the skills to make it in the Capitol? The Missouri Times is hiring reporters and content producers!


Content Producer

The Missouri Times is looking to add a full-time Capitol-based statehouse content producer.

Reporters are all required to follow day-to-day state politics and policy and write about it efficiently, effectively, and accurately. On an average workday, a reporter will file 3-4 stories for editing. During session, statehouse reporters will report from Missouri’s beautiful state capitol, where the Missouri Times has an office. Stories come from sources, votes, press conferences, events, social media, releases and more.

The Missouri Times is a place for great communicators to fully understand how the state government and politics machine runs. Our subscribers demand a quick and close look at how the government is operating and what is going on in politics.

All staff must be resourceful, attentive to detail, and be able to set their own opinions aside. Great staff are quick, not only in turnaround, but in comprehension; and strong, not only in writing style, but in editing.

You’re good at:

  • Writing quickly in traditional journalistic style
  • Self-editing
  • Copyediting
  • Social media
  • Working independently, while being resourceful and respectful of company standards

Pros:

  • From Missouri
  • Experience in Missouri politics, whether reporting or staffing
  • Basic or intermediate comprehension of the government process
  • Familiar with Jefferson City
  • Enjoys networking

To apply, please email resume and references to rachael@themissouritimes[dot]com. Applicants without a resume and references will not be considered.

Fiction writers and topical bloggers: This probably isn’t the job for you, so please do not send us a copy of your latest self-published sci-fi book. Statehouse reporters report what they see in state government and in campaigns. There is rarely room for alliteration, flowery language, or personal passion. If all you want to write about is environmental policy, national events or tax law, there are other outlets for such. You may have your contemporary, but ours is state government and policy. 


Multimedia Director

The Missouri Times family of outlets is seeking a full-time multimedia director to continue the publication’s variety of subscriber services and productions.

A great multimedia director will write and maintain the motimesblog.com and Missouri Campaign HQ, produce the #moleg podcast, and assist in production of This Week in Missouri Politics – a weekly statewide television show. The Missouri Times has an office in the Capitol, as well as another in downtown Jefferson City. The hired multimedia director should assume they need to work regularly from our Jefferson City offices, but also be self-disciplined and flexible enough to maintain production levels and produce from other locations, as needed.

The multimedia director will work closely with the managing editor to maintain and develop subscriber services.

The Missouri Times is a place for great communicators to fully understand how the state government and politics machine runs. Our subscribers demand a quick and close look at how the government is operating and what is going on in politics.

All staff must be resourceful, attentive to detail, and be able to set their own opinions aside. Great staff are quick, not only in turnaround, but in comprehension; and strong, not only in style, but in editing.

You’re good at:

  • Writing in traditional journalistic style
  • Self-editing
  • Editing others’ work. The multimedia director will be responsible for promotion of content on social media. A great multi-media director will catch oversights.
  • Social media – not just Facebook, but Hootsuite, Constant Contact, YouTube, WordPress, Keyhole, and more
  • Video and audio production, ranging from 5-10 minute videos to 30 minute podcasts
  • Working independently, while being resourceful and respectful of company standards

Pros:

  • From Missouri
  • Experience in Missouri politics
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience in managing social media campaigns
  • Basic or intermediate comprehension of the government process
  • Familiar with Jefferson City
  • Enjoys networking
  • Creative

To apply, please email resume and references to rachael@themissouritimes[dot]com. Applicants without a resume and references will not be considered.

Future Spielbergs and social media activists: This position is probably not the position for you. The Multimedia Director will be producing journalistic videos, podcasts, and social media campaigns related to the legislative process and political campaigns.


Interning with the Missouri Times

The Missouri Times is more than willing to sign off on college credit for interns and loves to include up-and-coming writers on our team.

For fall 2016, the Missouri Times has an opening for 1-2 interns. Starting in January with the legislative session, the Missouri Times is has openings for 5 interns. This position does not close, feel free to apply any time.

  • TWMP

This Week in Missouri Politics, hosted by Missouri Times publisher Scott Faughn, is seeking an intern for Season 3 to assist in graphic creation, guest bookings, and social media. TWMP interns will work closely with the show producer and host to execute goals.

To apply, please email resume and references to theshow@thisweekinmissouripolitics[dot]com. Applicants without a resume and references will not be considered.

  • The Missouri Times – Writing

The Missouri Times is seeking interns to join our team for the upcoming legislative session in January. Writing interns must be able to work from the Capitol two days each week from January through the middle of May. Ideal candidates will be already familiar with journalistic writing style and majoring in communications, political science, history, journalism, or a closely related field.

To apply, please email resume and references to rachael@themissouritimes[dot]com. Applicants without a resume and references will not be considered.

  • The Missouri Times – Multimedia

The Missouri Times is seeking interns to join our team for the upcoming legislative session in January. Multimedia interns must be able to work from the Capitol two days each week from January through the middle of May. Ideal candidates will be already familiar with journalistic writing style, and multimedia production and majoring in video production, multimedia, communications, political science, history, journalism, or a closely related field.

To apply, please email resume and references to rachael@themissouritimes[dot]com. Applicants without a resume and references will not be considered.