Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Morgan County News
  • Wartburg, TN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

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


Sports/News Reporter
Morgan County News
Wartburg, Tennessee

Morgan County News, located in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee, seeks a full-time sports and news reporter with the position open immediately. Morgan County is approximately 30 minutes from Oak Ridge, one hour from Knoxville, and is home to the Obed Wild and Scenic River, Frozen Head State Park and Lone Mountain State Forest. We seek a creative, motivated and self-sufficient reporter who can bring ball games and meetings to life. We are a sister paper to the Roane County News in nearby Kingston and the LaFollette Press in Campbell County. The Morgan County News 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.morgancountynews.net.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience in the journalism profession
  • At least 2 years of experience in the newspaper business
  • Solid writing, researching and interviewing skills
  • Fluency in AP style and strict adherence to grammar rules
  • Copy editing skills
  • Pagination skills using InDesign
  • Photoshop skills
  • Competency in photography and social media
  • Impeccable time management and organization
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends to cover news/sporting events

 Essential Functions:

  • Cover sports in Morgan County which includes four high schools and some other community sports such as racing.
  • Cover regular government beats and other stories as assigned. While the position is mostly sports related, you can expect to write news regularly, especially during downtimes.
  • Assist with special sections, create features stories on a myriad of subjects and cover breaking news as required.
  • Communicate with the editor daily.
  • Contribute a column regularly.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Help proofread news content.

 Work Schedule: Hourly, 40 hours a week with evening and weekend work sometimes required.

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