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Thanks to a generous grant from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Native News Online has an immediate opening for a full-time staff reporter to help us expand our coverage of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) healthcare, education, tribal economic development, Tribal sovereignty, and the environment. 

We’re looking for a highly motivated, curious Indigenous journalist to join our virtual newsroom and produce daily journalism as part of our award-winning team. Ideally, we'd like to find an journalist to lead our coverage on AI/AN education news or tribal economic development issues, while supplementing our beat coverage of AI/AN health and the environment. Given the breadth and importance of Tribal sovereignty, all reporters cover the issue for Native News Online.   

We're also looking for one or more journalists to supplement our coverage as independent contractors or freelance writers.  

Native News Online is an 11-year-old independent news website covering a range of important social, cultural and economic stories aimed at changing the narrative about Indian Country with fair and accurate reporting. 

Our newsroom applies old-school journalism techniques to the digital era. We value conducting research, asking strong questions, working with editors to hone story angles, and performing rigorous fact-checking before stories are published. 

American Indian or Alaska Native candidates with a journalism or communications degree or 1-2 years of experience in journalism or related fields are encouraged to apply. We will provide training and mentoring in journalism and offer competitive pay, benefits, and a flexible work environment.  

If you're interested in applying, please send an introductory email, your resume and any writing samples to [email protected]. 

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We launched Native News Online because the mainstream media often overlooks news that is important is Native people. We believe that everyone in Indian Country deserves equal access to news and commentary pertaining to them, their relatives and their communities. That's why the story you’ve just finished was free — and we want to keep it that way, for all readers.  We hope you'll consider making a donation to support our efforts so that we can continue publishing more stories that make a difference to Native people, whether they live on or off the reservation. Your donation will help us keep producing quality journalism and elevating Indigenous voices. Any contribution of any amount — big or small — gives us a better, stronger future and allows us to remain a force for change. Donate to Native News Online today and support independent Indigenous-centered journalism. Thank you.