Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Galax Gazette
  • Galax, VA, 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 Gazette
Galax, Virginia

The Gazette, a 7,700 circulation tri-weekly newspaper in the Blue Ridge Mountains at Galax in Southwest Virginia, is seeking a reporter to cover a geographic beat through writing and photography. The Gazette offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The newspaper's website can be found online at www.galaxgazette.com.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field or equivalent experience
  • Solid skills in writing, researching, interviewing, editing and digital photography
  • Good news judgment with a sense of timely reporting
  • Excellent spelling, grammar, punctuation, and accuracy
  • Proficient knowledge of AP style
  • Proficient in electronic page design, preferably InDesign
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Working knowledge of Internet, web-based content, social media
  • Required: Valid driver's license and reliable transportation for travel to assignments
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends

Essential Functions:

  • Cover geographic beat, including courts and police, government, schools, business, civic groups, community news, meetings, sports.
  • Provide regular digital photos.
  • Participate in electronic layout, including writing headlines and captions.
  • Cover and write stories on own initiative or as assigned. Provide interesting content through a variety of news, features, editorials, and profiles.
  • Maintain close contact (daily where appropriate) with agencies and personnel on beat.
  • Maintain own future files on meetings, events, courts, etc., as pertinent to the beat.
  • Participate in staff projects and significant reporting efforts.
  • Maintain an excellent record of accuracy and responsiveness and interaction with the public.
  • Post content to galaxgazette.com.
  • Assist in proofing news pages.
  • Promote the newspaper through social media, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Position is for approximately 45 hours per week, with some evening and weekend work required.

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