Job Opportunities at KPA Member Newspapers

1. Print Reporter, The Franklin Favorite
2. Sports Reporter, The Paducah Sun
3. General Assignment Reporter, Elizabethtown News Enterprise
4. Home Delivery Coordinator, Elizabethtown News Enterprise
5. Reporter, Richmond Register
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Reporter, The Franklin Favorite

Looking for reporter to cover breaking news and high school sports. Variable working hours required. Some nights and weekends. Previous experience helpful but new graduates, please apply. Photography experience a plus.

Paxton Media Group offers competitive salary and benefits package and 401K plan.

Contact Megan Purazrang, Editor, 103 N. High Street, Franklin, KY 42134

Phone 270-813-0957

editor@franklinfavorite.com

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    Sports Reporter, The Paducah Sun

    The Paducah Sun is looking for a talented and versatile sports reporter. Candidates with a college degree and at least a year of reporting experience are preferred, but recent graduates may apply. The reporter will cover a broad range of sports with emphasis on high school athletics in our region. Applicants should send cover letter, resume and two or three writing samples to Executive Editor Steve Wilson at swilson@paducahsun.com.

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    General Assignment Reporter, The News-Enterprise, Elizabethtown, Kentucky

    The News-Enterprise, an aggressive daily newspaper in Hardin County, Ky., about 40 miles south of Louisville, is accepting applications for a  General Assignment Reporter in an interesting, diverse population area of more than 105,000  that includes Fort Knox. The position involves writing for The News-Enterprise. The successful candidate will be a hard-charger who can report and write effectively on deadline. The successful candidate will enjoy writing about people and their daily lives, be a quick-study and understand that a newspaper’s goal is to respond to the needs and preferences of readers in the communities it serves. This position is available immediately. The News-Enterprise offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits.

    Qualifications:
    
    • Strong communication, organization and time-management skills
    
    • Ability to write accurate, effective and engaging stories on deadline when necessary
    
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    
    • 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
    
    • Strong initiative
    
    • Adaptable
    
    • Available for evening and weekend work as scheduled
    
    • Working knowledge and understanding of Hardin County community is helpful
    
    • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license
    
    Essential Functions:
    
    • Develop daily and long-range story and photograph ideas
    
    • Write compelling, comprehensive, fact-filled stories on deadline and put readers first by avoiding clichés and arcane language
    
    • Establish and nurture sources building trust through effective interviewing and reliable accuracy
    
    • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to serving readers  
    
    • Work with photographers to develop ideas for illustrating stories
    
    • Participate in team meetings and decisions
    
    Schedule: Evenings and weekends; 42-hour schedule per week
    
    Salary: Non-exempt hourly
    
    Apply at www.lcni.com under Job Opportunities.
    
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    Home Delivery Coordinator, Elizabethtown News Enterprise

    The News-Enterprise in Elizabethtown is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Home Delivery Coordinator. This is a 40-hour full-time position which includes early morning and weekend hours. The primary responsibility focuses on maintaining consistently high quality home delivery service to newspaper subscribers through independently contracted delivery agents within an assigned geographic area. The use of a personal vehicle to perform assigned duties is required as necessary that will include mileage reimbursement. The News-Enterprise is a 6-day newspaper located in Elizabethtown, Ky., approximately 50 miles south of Louisville. The newspaper also publishes a weekly advertising shopper and various niche publications to serve the local and area marketplace. The News-Enterprise can be found online at www.thenewsenterprise.com.

    Qualifications:
    
    • Demonstrated high ethical conduct and standards
    
    • High school diploma or equivalent required
    
    • Valid driver’s license, reliable personal vehicle and cell phone, automobile insurance, and good driving record required
    
    • A geographical knowledge of Hardin, LaRue and Meade Counties preferable
    
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    
    • Proven ability to work independently with minimal supervision to accomplish the business needs of the company
    
    • Proven ability to develop strong working relationships with fellow employees and independent carriers contracted by the company
    
    • Effective adaptability to changing work tasks and assignments
    
    • Proven ability to use word processing, spreadsheet and electronic communication computer applications
    
    Essential Functions:
    
    • Ensure consistent high quality home delivery service to subscribers of the newspaper through independently contracted delivery agents within an assigned geographic area
    
    • Recruit, contract and orient independent delivery agents for home delivery service to subscribers
    
    • Quickly and effectively respond to home delivery contract routes that turn over to ensure subscriber delivery service is not interrupted
    
    • When necessary deliver newspapers to home delivery subscribers between 1 a.m.-6 a.m. in a timely and efficient manner using your personal vehicle. All work related mileage driven will be reimbursed at a rate the company sets – current mileage reimbursement is .34 cents per mile.
    
    • Respond to and satisfy delivery service complaints received from customers in an effective and efficient manner
    
    • Work effectively to grow net paid home delivery circulation while reducing service error complaints and churn
    
    Benefits Include: Health, Dental, Vision, 401K & Life Insurance
    
    Qualified individuals should apply to:
    
    Tom Siemers, Circulation Director
    
    The News-Enterprise
    
    408 W. Dixie Ave.
    
    Elizabethtown, KY 42701
    
    tsiemers@thenewsenterprise.com
    
    Deadline to apply is Friday, June 2, 2017
    
    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Reporter, Richmond Register

    The Richmond Register, a five-day daily newspaper in Richmond is looking for a reporter to join an experienced news staff. This key position requires a self-starter, and some weekend and night work is required on a rotating basis. The Register is located in Madison County, 25 miles south of Lexington. This is a full-time position that, among other assignments, will cover local governments and reports to the editor. The newspaper can also be found online at www.richmondregister.com.

    To Apply:

    Qualified candidates should submit a resume, at least five clips and a cover letter detailing experience to Jonathan Greene, Editor, The Richmond Register, 380 Big Hill Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475, or by email to jgreene@richmondregister.com. MV and background check required. No phone calls, please.

    Qualifications
     • 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
     • Adaptable
     • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license needed to cover stories
    
    Essential Functions:
    
    • Develop daily and long-range story and illustrative ideas
     • Write compelling, comprehensive, fact-filled stories on deadline and put readers first by avoiding clichés 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

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