News Reporter

Location
Mitchell, South Dakota
Salary
Depends on experience.
Posted
Aug 10, 2018
Job Type
Long-Term
Hours
Full Time

The Daily Republic in Mitchell, SD is hiring a fulltime reporter. This position is responsible for collecting ideas, gathering facts, analyzing and reviewing data and ideas in order to produce content on multiple platforms.

  • Receiving assignments and developing own ideas into relevant, well-written news features.
  • Gathering, verifying and providing information for stories through interviews, observation and research.
  • Organizing materials, determining a focus and writing according to editorial style and format standards, both for the newspaper and for online.
  • Building a rapport with people in our community to develop stories and story ideas.
  • Collaborative work with the newsroom’s visual and design teams to ensure stories are presented to readers in the best way possible.
  • Planning coverage with news director.
  • Being attuned to local, regional and state issues that beat reporters and wire services are covering.
  • Contribute to the website by planning online components for stories, writing onliens stories and composing additional content.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education in journalism is required and some experience with professional writing is preferred.
  • Flexibility is required. Ability to write with confidence on multiple topics.
  • Ability to handle deadline stress and work on deadline.
  • Ability to relate with people in the community.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and emotional situations, balance competing demands, set priorities and juggle several issues at once.
  • Must have computer skills in word processing and database management, strong writing and interviewing skills, including the ability to listen to interview subjects and take accurate notes.
  • Knowledge of freedom of information and libel laws.
  • Work hours may include weekends and holidays.
  • 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.