Jobs aplenty at dailies, weeklies across Kentucky

General Assignment Reporter, The State Journal, Frankfort

Sports/General Assignment Reporter, Springfield Sun

Reporter, Mayfield Messenger

Sports Reporter, Mountain Advocate, Barbourville

Real-time news reporter, Lexington Herald-Leader

Publisher/Regional Manager, Oldham Era, Henry County Local

Reporter, Corbin Times Tribune

Editor, Ashland Daily Independent

Sports Editor/Reporter, Glasgow Daily Times

Sales Professionals, Glasgow Daily Times

Copy Editor/Page Designer, Bowling Green Daily News

Editor/Reporter At Large, Part-time, Landmark Community Newspapers

PLG-TV – Multi-Media Journalist

Home Delivery Coordinator, Elizabethtown News Enterprise

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General Assignment Reporter, The State Journal, Frankfort

Frankfort is a fast-paced news town rich with local stories. As the seat of state government, there are never a shortage of opportunities to dig into how the three branches impact our readers’ lives. The general assignment reporter with The State Journal must be a hungry, versatile and driven team member who is prolific in print, but always adds value to their work across platforms. The reporter will be able to manage and successfully complete numerous assignments simultaneously and pivot from one assignment to another with ease.


• Some experience in a newsroom environment or working for a news organization producing stories on deadline is preferred.

•  Some experience with InDesign is preferred.

• Some digital photography experience is preferred.

Outline of Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include:

• Writes compelling, accurate and timely news stories and features for publication in the print and web editions, and special publications of the newspaper.

• Writes 8-10 news stories weekly.

• Edits, proofreads and prepares for pagination all individually produced and submitted content as needed with attention to grammar, spelling and AP style.

• Prepared to take photos to be published in print and to the website along with all stories.

• Has the ability to use the newspaper’s website and social media accounts in an effective news and information reporting manner, including the use of various media (audio and video) to enhance storytelling.

• Provides off-cycle updates on the website. Utilizes the State Journal’s social media accounts to both report news and drive readers to web content.

• Actively participates in the production of Frank. magazine through contribution of stories and other content.

• Writes columns on a rotation with other staff members for publication on Voices or other pages.

• Plans and executes enterprise reporting projects that provides customers with unique, in-depth perspectives on issues that impact their lives.

• Has a strong knowledge of Kentucky’s open record and meeting laws. Consistently applies that knowledge to dig deeper and keep readers informed.

• Establishes, develops and nurtures productive relationships with a wide range of sources.

• Shows excellent organization and time management skills. Has the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision. Generates stories across beats without waiting for specific assignments.

• Shows a willingness to step in to report on breaking and spot news regardless of subject matter.

• Maintains a regular presence in the physical offices of The State Journal. Remains easily accessible and accountable for time spent working outside the office. Manages a demanding and sometime unpredictable schedule without regularly going into overtime, except in extreme circumstances.

• Maintains an accessible relationship with readers and other community stakeholders on news and editorial matters.

• Dresses and conducts self in a professional manner that reflects positively on The State Journal when interacting with the public.

Please send a resume, cover letter and 3-5 clips to Managing Editor David Brock at

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Sports/General Assignment Reporter, The Springfield Sun

The Springfield Sun, a 3,700-circulation weekly in Springfield, Ky., is seeking a sports/general assignment reporter. The position’s primary responsibility is to cover sports activities in Washington County. The job includes writing stories, related photography work and pagination of the sports pages. Some pagination and proofing of other pages in the paper is also included. This position also entails general assignment reporting. The successful applicant must be a strong writer, a good photographer and be familiar with a broad range of prep and youth sports. They must be able to write game stories as well as features, be organized, able to meet deadlines and a stickler for accuracy. The company offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The newspaper can also be found at

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Reporter, Mayfield Messenger

The Mayfield Messenger is seeking a full time reporter to cover local government, education, agriculture and court news as well as write enterprise and feature stories. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to show skill in photography and news budget planning for the newspaper’s three editions each week, as well as posting content on the paper’s website and Facebook page.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and two or three writing samples to Editor Tom Berry at  


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Sports Reporter, Mountain Advocate, Barbourville

The Mountain Advocate, an award-winning weekly newspaper in Barbourville, home of Union College, is looking for a part-time Sports Reporter to cover local community, elementary, middle and high school sports.

The ideal person would have a background in sports or news reporting, but this isn’t required. Experience in photography is a must, as well as solid, grammatically-correct writing skills. Experience with Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress page layout software and Photoshop would also be considered a plus.

Some regional travel is required during tournaments. Reliable transportation is a must.

For a complete job description, including salary and benefits, please send your résumé along with samples of your work to Charles Myrick, Editor, at or call (606) 546-9225.

The Mountain Advocate is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, etc.

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Real-time news reporter, Lexington Herald-Leader

(Digital/print journalist)

Quickly report, write original stories on developing news and social topics or issues that engage our audience. Aggregate news content from other sites. Primarily focus on crime, fire, emergency or emerging news. Use social media, video effectively.

Contact Deedra Lawhead, The Herald-Leader,, The Herald-Leader, 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508

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Publisher/Regional Manager, The Oldham Era LaGrange and Henry County Local, Eminence

The position of Publisher/Regional Manager is open at The Oldham Era, 3,600 weekly paid circulation and Henry County, 2,700 weekly paid circulation.  LaGrange is approximately 30 miles northeast of Louisville and is one of LCNI’s most desirable markets.  Henry County is 20 miles east of LaGrange. The Oldham Era and Henry County Local are both award winning newspapers and are a key part of the LCNI Kentucky combo network.  The company offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The Oldham Era can be found at, and the Henry County Local’s website is


   * Proven newspaper management experience, including bottom line responsibility

   * Newspaper sales experience is a plus

   * Proven leadership skills

   * Demonstrated success in team building, delegation, and administrative skills

   * Demonstrated high ethical conduct and standards

   * Effective communication skills, both written and verbal

   * Experience and skill in developing and implementing short and long-term plans

Essential Functions:

   * Develop and lead a diverse team in the functional areas of news, advertising, circulation and bookkeeping

   * Achieve desired business results by revenue growth locally and through the Kentucky combo network

   * Actively participate in community projects and civic organizations

   * Lead all departments of the organization to achieve circulation, readership and financial goals

Apply at under Job Opportunities.


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Corbin Times Tribune – Reporter

  • The Corbin Times-Tribune, a 3,000 circulation, six-days-a-week newspaper serving Knox, Laurel and Whitley counties in Kentucky, is searching for a multi-platform journalist to cover general assignments and features in Southeast Kentucky.

    The ability to juggle multiple stories and assist on a variety of beats is critical, as we’re a community newspaper dedicated to serving our readers with intensely local news. Candidates should also be able to shoot photos and video, as our news organization continues to evolve in a digital world. This is a place for a hungry journalist to grow, where no story idea goes unconsidered and self-motivation is key.

    Corbin is situated in a beautiful area between Knoxville and Lexington and is rich in outdoor and cultural opportunities. The Times-Tribune is winner of the 2015 and 2016 Kentucky Press Association General Excellence Award, so we place high value on our products. We offer 401(k), paid vacation and health benefits. Candidates should submit a resume, their three best article clips, as well as video and multimedia samples if available, and three business references to

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Ashland Daily Independent – Editor

The Daily Independent seeks an experienced, innovative editor for our top newsroom leadership position in the newsy region of northeast Kentucky.

The editor is responsible for news and opinion content in the seven-day morning newspaper and on the paper’s website, working with a newsroom staff of 14.

Candidates need a strong management background, editorial writing skills, entrepreneurial print and digital credentials, and the ability to coach the staff to do superior journalism, including major public service projects and watchdog reporting.

The Daily Independent emphasizes local news, features, sports, photo and video journalism in line with the paper’s mission to serve readers with content that they want, need and value.

Ashland is located on the south bank of the Ohio River in the location where Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia meet. The region’s metropolitan statistical area has a population of 290,000. The city is home to a satellite campus for Morehead State University and Ashland Community and Technical College. Marshall University is 20 minutes away in Huntington, West Virginia.

We offer a competitive salary and a complete benefits package. Interested candidates should mail their resume, work samples and an accompanying letter explaining why they are qualified for the position to publisher Eddie Blakeley at

The Daily Independent is a CNHI newspaper.  Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading publisher of local news and information. Its newspapers, websites and specialty publications serve communities in 23 states.

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Glasgow Daily Times – Sports editor/Reporter

The Glasgow Daily Times in South Central Kentucky, has an opening for a sports editor/reporter who wants to run the show at a daily newspaper with a circulation of 6,000 Tuesday through Saturday. There are four high schools in the region we serve. We are looking for someone with a track record of strong organization, writing, editing, design and photography skills and an aggressive approach to covering sports. Experience with multimedia a definite plus. The successful candidate will not only cover sports regularly, but will also oversee stringers and coordinate assignments. Send resume to: Daniel Suddeath, Publisher, Editor, 100 Commerce Drive, Glasgow, KY 42141. Resume, salary requirements and clips may be sent to

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Glasgow Daily Times – Sales Professionals

We are searching for sales professionals who thrive in a fast-paced and creative environment. If you are competitive and motivated to lead the way, we have a spot for you on our team of media experts. We’ll provide the products to sell and you bring the sizzle. CNHI is a leading media company offering top candidates a competitive base salary plus commission as well as health insurance and other benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer. If you have what it takes, send your cover letter and resume to: Sales professional c/o Bill Hanson, 100 Commerce Drive, Glasgow, KY 42141 or email

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Bowling Green Daily News – Copy Editor/Page Designer

The Bowling Green Daily News, a family-owned daily newspaper serving seven counties in south central Kentucky, is seeking a talented copy editor and page designer. This full-time position reports to the news editor and works alongside other members of our copy desk team. Strong copy-editing skills and page design experience (particularly with InDesign) are preferred. Typical hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. To apply, send a resume and samples of page design and writing/editing work to Managing Editor Daniel Pike at

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Landmark Community Newspapers – Editor/Reporter At Large Part-time

Landmark Community Newspapers, a community newspaper company headquartered in Shelbyville, Ky., with 51 paid newspapers in 12 states, is seeking a part-time editor/reporter at-large. The editor/reporter at-large is responsible for covering any newsroom job at any LCN newspaper in cases of emergency or other staffing shortages. Assignments occur on an as-needed basis and will fall primarily, but not exclusively, at smaller papers with small staffs, and could be in any job, including the editor’s. The editor/reporter at-large may stay at a single property for a period of days, weeks or even months, depending on the need. This is an exempt position that reports directly to LCN Editorial Director who will determine work schedule and location week to week.

Apply at under Job Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer

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PLG-TV – Multi-Media Journalist

PLG-TV has an opening for a multi-media journalist. This multi-media position will be responsible for the daily gathering, reporting and delivery of the PLG-TV newscast while contributing to both online and print products of The Kentucky Standard.  The PLG-TV operation consists of a leased local origination channel from The City of Bardstown and insertion of local advertising on 16 major cable networks. The PLG cable channel 13 airs all local content including a nightly news cast Monday through Friday, sports shows, and Tightrope classifieds, page ads and video advertising.  PLG-TV offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits.

Apply at under Job Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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

  • Qualified individuals should apply to: Tom Siemers, Circulation Director The News-Enterprise 408 W. Dixie Ave. Elizabethtown, KY 42701

  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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