Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Las Vegas Optic
  • Las Vegas, NM, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

One work week of vacation following one year of employment

Part-Time Reporter
Las Vegas Optic
Las Vegas, New Mexico

The Las Vegas Optic, an award winning tri-weekly newspaper in Las Vegas, New Mexico, is seeking a part-time reporter. The successful applicant will be a multi-talented writer and photographer who is dedicated to excelling at local coverage, identifying and producing enterprise stories and contributing to special sections. This person must be organized, deadline-conscious and a stickler for accuracy and fairness. This is an hourly position that reports to the editor.

The Optic is published on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and has a circulation of approximately 3,550. The newspaper is owned and operated by Landmark Community Newspapers, LLC and can be found online at


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent experience preferred
  • Strong writing, editing and photography and pagination skills
  • Understanding of journalistic ethics and legal/libel knowledge
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Word required
  • Professional experience, and/or mastery of AP style and grammar
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with a working knowledge of government meetings and procedures
  • Must be dependable, self-motivated and able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Be able to work some nights and weekends
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license

 Essential functions:

  • Cover assigned stories and breaking news with timely stories and photos
  • Take initiative to pursue news/feature/photo opportunities
  • Assist with design of news pages using InDesign
  • Meet established print and online deadlines of the newspaper


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