Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Brunswick Beacon
  • Shallotte, NC, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

LCNI offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits.


Staff Writer/Photographer
The Brunswick Beacon
Shallotte, North Carolina

The Brunswick Beacon, a weekly newspaper with a circulation of 10,500, is seeking a staff writer/photographer. The paper is based in Shallotte, NC, and serves Brunswick County. The area is relatively rural and features miles of beautiful beaches, countless golf courses and world-class saltwater fishing. Myrtle Beach. S.C. and Wilmington, N.C. each about 30 miles from Shallotte offer an array of cultural activities including museums, live entertainment and nightlife. The newspaper has earned multiple North Carolina Press Association awards and has been honored repeatedly by Landmark Community Newspapers, LLC and the National Newspaper Association. The position of staff writer/photographer is responsible for photography and writing for the newspaper and special sections. Assigned beats, general assignments, feature stories, website updates and social media are included.

The newspaper offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. Look for us online at www.brunswickbeacon.com.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field or a minimum of two years' newsroom experience
  • Solid writing, researching and interviewing skills
  • Knowledge of AP Style
  • Professional grasp of grammar, spelling and punctuation required
  • Competency in photography
  • Pagination skills designing pages in Adobe InDesign a plus
  • Commitment to quality in all aspects of work
  • Good organization and time management skills as well as the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well with other departments and employees with a commitment to team play and continuing improvement
  • Knowledge and interest in the Internet and new media
  • Ability to work some evening and weekends to cover assignments
  • Must have a reliable vehicle to travel to assignments and a valid driver's license

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Take photographs (news, features, business/community) as assigned and to accompany stories
  • Write news, features, columns and stories for special publications as assigned
  • Update and produce copy, photos, slideshows and video for website
  • Cover assigned beats including attending meetings at night, covering spot news and weekend assignments
  • Generate story ideas relevant to the local community and stay informed of issues on assigned beats
  • Assure accuracy and objectivity in all news reporting
  • Participate in team and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Meet deadlines on a consistent schedule
  • Serve as liaison with the public

 RELATIONSHIPS/WORK SCHEDULE

Roughly 45 hours per week, with some evening and weekend work required. Reports directly to managing editor.

 APPLICATION PROCESS

Attach at least 3 clips when you apply.

 Equal Opportunity Employer

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