The L.A. Times Sacramento bureau is looking to bring in a new body to help cover Gov. Schwarzenegger. Here's how the offer went out to the newsroom:
From: Janet Clayton, assistant managing editor
The Sacramento bureau has an opening for a versatile reporter to cover, or help cover, the governor. This job requires a proven ability to break agenda-setting news---the kind that affects public discourse, spurs investigations, gets laws changed.
The best candidate for this position is an aggressive beat and enterprise reporter with an investigative edge and sharp political instincts. This person also needs to produce crisp analyses, smart stories off routine public events and occasional profiles and features, so graceful writing is a must.
The bureau is small and works as a team, so we need a genial and generous colleague---also one seasoned enough to withstand constant pressure from the officials we cover.
The reward is owning coverage of a fascinating, high-profile administration--one of the most important stories in California and a significant national story.
We're looking to fill this position as soon as possible.
Interested applicants should contact Sacramento editor Linda Rogers.