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El Paso Matters is seeking several full-time journalists to help tell the important stories of a major binational community. Ideal candidates understand the uniqueness of the U.S.-Mexico border region. Bilingual English-Spanish speakers preferred. Multimedia, data journalism and audience engagement skills a plus.

We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization. Since we launched elpasomatters.org in February, we’ve produced investigative and in-depth journalism that identified a COVID-19 cluster in a rural area that had been overlooked by health officials, exposed how women and younger workers were the hardest hit by pandemic-related layoffs, and uncovered how botched grant oversight caused a prominent astronaut to sever ties with his alma mater. We regularly provide data that is a must-read for understanding our community. We also have a light-hearted side, covering uplifting and fun stories for our community.

We have openings for ambitious, talented and collaborative journalists to join our innovative team. We’re looking for people who can produce authoritative stories on topics like elections, local government, education, the economy, inequality and immigration. 

We’re looking for journalists who:

  • Have produced in-depth or investigative stories. If that experience is on the border, all the better, but we are open to applicants with strong bodies of work from other places.
  • Put people at the center of their work but understand the importance of data and records in enriching stories.
  • Are curious and excited about new ways of producing impactful journalism, from working with readers to digging up data to using different platforms.
  • Like working with others. We are building collaborations that cross state and national boundaries to tell more complete stories.

Equal opportunity employer

El Paso Matters is committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. We are an equal-opportunity employer and encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.

The jobs are full time and include benefits. They are based in our El Paso office. We will consider applicants who need to work remotely during the pandemic but such applicants would need to eventually relocate to El Paso. We will assist with moving expenses in such cases.

To apply, send a cover letter, a resume and links to 3-5 samples of your best work to El Paso Matters CEO Robert Moore, bmoore@elpasomatters.org.

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