Landmark Community Newspapers
  • News-Herald
  • Owenton, KY, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

The News-Herald
Owenton, Ky.

The News-Herald, a weekly newspaper in Owenton, Ky., has an opening for a part-time reporter. The reporter is responsible for photography and writing for the weekly newspaper and special sections. The News-Herald is located in the heart of Kentucky's Golden Triangle (Lexington, Louisville and Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati, just 40 minutes north of Frankfort, Ky. The newspaper can be found online at


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience in the journalism profession
  • Strong vocabulary, spelling and grammar skills, and writing skills
  • Ability to process a high volume of quality news content is essential
  • Knowledge of digital photography and ability to download photos and use photoshop
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word
  • Ability to use InDesign to lay out pages is a plus
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Must be dependable, self-motivated, and able to work under pressure
  • Knowledge and interest in the Internet and new media
  • Proven team-oriented behavior with the desire and ability to assist other teammates and work processes where necessary to accomplish the goals of the newspaper
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid Kentucky driver's license
  • Must be able to work some weekends and nights to cover events

Essential Functions:

  • Cover assigned beats and breaking news with timely stories and photos
  • Process a high volume of quality news content
  • Take initiative to pursue news/feature/photo opportunities
  • Assist with design of news pages using InDesign
  • Contribute stories and photos for special sections of the paper
  • Meet established deadlines of the newspaper
  • Be available for some night news beat coverage and be able to rotate weekend assignments with other writers
  • Function effectively as a member of a news team

This position reports to the Editor, and in absence of the editor, reports to the Regional Manager. This is a 28-hour a week, hourly position. Some weekends and nights are required.


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