The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association

Job Posting – Local News Reporter – Desert Sun

The Desert Sun is looking for a talented reporter who can inject urgency, sophistication and new storytelling techniques into our local report. We’re a Gannett newspaper in beautiful Palm Springs , a richly diverse market situated in Southern California . We have an immediate opening in our Local News Operation for a reporter who has a proven track record of versatile local news reporting. You will be asked to provide watchdog coverage of two key local communities, La Quinta and Indio . You will produce stories on a number of platforms — for our weekly La Quinta and Indio Suns, for our daily editions and for our Web site. We’re seeking sophisticated, relevant stories about close-to-home topics: everything from business, education and neighborhood stories to government and political news and community profiles. The ideal candidate will have at least two internships at daily newspapers or Web sites and have an interest in innovation, enterprise and multi-media reporting. Our Local Information Center is focused on telling stories in new ways, so we’ll teach you useful photo and video skills and how to post to our Web site. We’re situated just 90 minutes from the beach, two hours from San Diego /Los Angeles and less than four hours from the Las Vegas strip. You also will get the chance to work with experienced editors committed to teaching and helping young journalists advance their careers. And the bonus: It only snows on the mountains that ring our valley. We offer 330 days of sunshine. Interested? Send resume, cover letter and examples of your work to Executive Editor Rick Green at