Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Chiefland Citizen
  • Chiefland, FL, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

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


Reporter
Chiefland Citizen
Chiefland, Florida

The Chiefland Citizen, a weekly publication in Chiefland, Fla., with a circulation of 2,300, has an opening for a full-time reporter. The reporter is responsible for photography and writing for the Levy County weekly newspaper and special sections. A commitment to excellence and growth of this community newspaper is essential. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits.  The newspapers can be found online at www.chieflandcitizen.com.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field or equivalent experience is required
  • Strong skills with grammar, spelling, writing, interviewing and researching required
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet frequent deadlines by writing concise stories on deadline
  • Strong initiative in developing story ideas
  • Display strong computer skills
  • Experience in InDesign and Photoshop is essential
  • A commitment to excellence and growth of this community newspaper is essential
  • Be available for night/weekend coverage
  • Must have valid driver's license and reliable transportation to cover assignments

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Report local news for the news and feature sections of the newspaper
  • Cover breaking news in Levy County as assigned
    Take photographs as assigned and use Photoshop
  • Develop story ideas and work to find investigative angles
  • Cover and write stories on own initiative or as assigned. Provide interesting content through a variety of news features and profiles.
  • Design pages using InDesign software
  • Maintain close contact (daily where appropriate) with agencies and personnel on beat
  • Have regular involvement with content and features with the online product
  • Practice fair and balanced reporting, check facts, spelling, grammar and sources
  • Maintain an excellent record of accuracy, responsiveness and integrity
  • Help answer phones, set up interviews, develop story ideas and set photo assignments for stories

SCHEDULE: 40-hour work week with some night and weekend shifts. Reports to Editor


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