Reporter

Location
Jamestown, North Dakota
Salary
Depends on experience.
Posted
Jul 31, 2018
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Full Time

The Jamestown Sun is hiring a full-time News Reporter. Responsibilities include:

  • Receives assignments and develops own ideas into relevant news content.
  • Produces in-depth, engaging stories about specific issues affecting the local and regional community.
  • Covers breaking news with urgency and accuracy with the goal of always being first to report important, accurate, developing news on our digital platforms
  • Follows prescribed editorial style and format standards, for multiple platforms.
  • Incorporates multimedia aspects such as video, audio, and photography in stories.

Requirements:

  • Must have a journalism degree, or similar, from a four-year college of university.  Recent journalism school graduates with internship, daily newspaper or college newspaper experience are encouraged to apply.
  • Accuracy and ability to write clean, crisp copy in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Basic knowledge of video and photo editing.
  • Knowledge of AP style, the Freedom of Information Act and libel laws.
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills to include computers.
  • Ability to be flexible and work under pressure and deadlines.
  • Must possess a reliable vehicle covered with acceptable insurance.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is insurable by the company.