Landmark Community Newspapers
  • LaFollette Press
  • LaFollette, TN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

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


Reporter
LaFollette Press
LaFollette, Tennessee

 The LaFollette Press, an award-winning weekly newspaper in LaFollette, TN, is seeking a reporter.  This person is responsible for covering several beats as well as handling general assignment and feature stories along with photography duties. Located in a growing community, the newspaper is about 35 miles north of Knoxville, TN.  The LaFollette Press offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The newspaper can be found online at www.lafollettepress.com.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field desired
  • Good writing, researching and interviewing skills
  • Good grammar, spelling and punctuation required
  • Competency in photography, Photoshop
  • Commitment to quality in all aspects, from news coverage to design
  • Good organization and time management skills; must be able to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well with other departments and employees
  • Knowledge and interest in the Internet
  • Must be available to work some evenings and weekends
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license to travel to assignments

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Write news, features, and columns as assigned. Duties may also include some spot sports coverage.
  • Take photographs (news, features, business/community) as assigned and to accompany news stories.
  • Update and produce copy, photos and slideshows for the Web site.
  • Produce multi-media format stories, photos with video and audio for the Web site.
  • Use InDesign CS6 to paginate select news and features pages.
  • Cover assigned beats; will include attending meetings at nights and covering spot news.
  • Develop/write features and news for special publications, promotions.
  • Develop story ideas relevant to the local community.
  • Ensure accuracy and objectivity in all news reporting.
  • Participate in team and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Serve as positive liaison with the public.

 RELATIONSHIPS/WORK SCHEDULE:

40-hour position with some evening and weekend work required. There is a residency requirement. Reports to Editor.

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