The Baltimore Sun is looking for a reporter to cover crime and courts, an essential beat and one that produces some of the paper's most popular digital content. The Baltimore region continues to struggle with the violent crime and rampant drug trade that became fodder for television shows such as “The Wire” and “Homicide: Life on the Street.” The successful candidate will keep a close eye on police and prosecutors, finding front-page stories in breaking news coverage while looking for emerging trends, systemic problems and human interest stories. The crime and courts reporter will also contribute to The Sun's digital offerings, helping to create and maintain databases and other interactive features to help readers visualize and explore Maryland's criminal justice system. Applicants should also be prepared to contribute to The Sun's Baltimore Crime Beat and Sun Investigates blogs, and use social media to keep readers up to speed in real time.
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