Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Lancaster News
  • Lancaster, SC, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

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


Reporter
The Lancaster News
Lancaster, South Carolina

The Lancaster News, a tri-weekly paid newspaper with a circulation of 9,800, is hiring a general assignment reporter. This position involves news and feature writing and reports directly to the editor. The successful candidate will have the ambition and energy to cover everything that moves in the assigned territory and be first and best with every story and photo across multiple platforms. Lancaster is one of South Carolina's fastest growing counties, with an explosion of information-industry jobs drawn by its proximity to Charlotte, NC, just 40 minutes to our north.  The Lancaster News offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The newspaper can also be found online at www.thelancasternews.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. Video skills a big plus.
  • Good pagination skills designing pages in InDesign
  • Commitment to quality in all aspects, from news coverage to design
  • Good organization and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Fluency in social media
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekends to cover assignments
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to assignments and a valid drivers' license

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Write news, features, and columns, as assigned.
  • Take photographs as assigned and to accompany news stories.
  • Cover assigned beats. Will include attending meetings at nights and covering spot news.
  • Develop/write features and news for special publications.
  • Come up with story ideas relevant to the local community.
  • Design pages using InDesign.
  • Meet deadlines.
  • Serve as positive liaison with the public.

WORK SCHEDULE: Roughly 45 hours, with some evening and weekend work required.

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