- Strong communication, organization and time-management skills
- Ability to write accurate, effective and engaging stories on deadline when necessary
- Bachelor’s degree in journalism or closely related field
- Proficiency in using computers to write and the Internet to research
- Familiarity with requirements of photojournalism and ability to take publication quality images with a digital camera
- Available for evening and weekend work as scheduled
- Strong initiative
- Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license needed to cover stories
- Develop daily and long-range story and illustrative ideas
- Write compelling, comprehensive, fact-filled stories on deadline and put readers first by avoiding cliches and arcane language
- Establish and nurture sources building trust through effective interviewing and reliable accuracy
- Demonstrate understanding and commitment to serving readers
- Develop ideas for illustrating stories and be capable of shooting own images as needed
- Participate in team meetings and decisions
|Job Title:||Reporter – Part Time|
|Company:||The Mountain Advocate|
|Contact Person:||Charles Myrick|
|Contacts Title:||Managing Editor|
|Address:||214 Knox Street|
|City/State/Zip:||Barbourville KY, 40906|
The Mountain Advocate, an award-winning weekly newspaper in Barbourville, Kentucky, home of Union College, has an immediate need for a part-time reporter to round out its editorial staff.
The ideal person should have a background in writing, either professionally or academically, as well as basic photography skills. Solid, grammatically-correct writing skills along with a public-friendly disposition are a must. Experience in graphic design and/or video editing a bonus. Recent college graduates or college students are encouraged to apply!
The position requires a flexible schedule, with approximately 20 working hours per week. The schedule is mostly afternoons and evenings with an occasional few hours on a Saturday.
The ability to meet deadlines and keep an organized schedule is a must, as well as the ability to discern sensitive and confidential information as to maintain the integrity of both the reporter and the newspaper.
May be subject to a background, motor vehicle history and drug check.
The right person for the job will need to reside locally in Knox County, in close proximity to Barbourville.
If you are interested in becoming the next reporter for Knox County’s news source since 1904, please send your cover letter and resume, along with samples of your work and salary requirements to Charles Myrick, Managing Editor. Please, no phone calls or in-person visits.
The Mountain Advocate is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, etc.
|Job Title:||Print/Digital Reporter|
|Company:||The Crittenden Press|
|Contact Person:||Chris Evans|
|Address:||PO Box 191|
|City/State/Zip:||Marion, KY 42064|
|Seeking applicants for a full-time with benefits position at award-winning, innovative western Kentucky newspaper. Ideal candidate should be able to provide digital and print reporting, podcasts, video reporting and print layout. We are a weekly newspaper with daily online reporting. Our current digital platform includes website, YouTube Channel, Facebook, Twitter and SnapChat. We provide our readers with news, sports, community events, cultural interests and enterprise reporting. We’re not your average weekly newspaper.|
|Job Title:||Police/spot news reporter|
|Company:||Bowling Green Daily News|
|Contact Person:||Daniel Pike|
|Contacts Title:||Managing Editor|
|Address:||813 College St.|
|City/State/Zip:||Bowling Green, KY 42102|
|The Daily News in Bowling Green, Ky., seeks a full-time reporter. This position will primarily focus on coverage of police and spot news, with an emphasis on quickly producing content for our digital platforms. General assignment reporting will also be expected, but to a lesser degree. The anticipated work schedule will be evening shifts Tuesday through Saturday. Previous experience with police-related reporting is a plus. Knowledge of social media platforms and web publishing are preferred but not required. The Daily News is a family-owned newspaper in Bowling Green, a rapidly growing city in southcentral Kentucky. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and at least three work samples to News Director Wes Swietek at firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Company:||The Paducah Sun|
|Contact Person:||Carrie Dillard|
|Address:||408 Kentucky Ave.|
|City/State/Zip:||Paducah KY, 42003|
The Paducah Sun is seeking a full-time reporter to cover city government and other general assignment stories. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or English, and one or two years of reporting experience. Work shifts could include nights and weekends, and some holidays. We hope to fill the position by the end of August.
Applicants should submit a resume, references and three writing samples to Editor Carrie Dillard at email@example.com.