Landmark Community Newspapers
  • Spencer Magnet
  • Taylorsville, KY, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Part-Time Reporter/Photographer
The Spencer Magnet
Taylorsville, Kentucky

The Spencer Magnet, a weekly newspaper in Taylorsville, Ky., has an opening for a part-time reporter/photographer. This person will be responsible for writing hard news stories, general news stories and feature stories for the newspaper and special sections. They will also photograph and process images on deadline that work with written text to illustrate news, sports or feature stories for print and online editions of the newspaper. Additionally, this position is responsible for updating our website and social media platforms. Taylorsville is located in Spencer County and is 20 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. The newspaper can be found online at www.spencermagnet.com.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, English or related field, or equivalent experience in the journalism profession
  • Understanding of journalistic ethics and legal/libel knowledge is helpful
  • 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
  • Strong vocabulary, spelling and grammar skills, and writing skills
  • Initiative to pursue news/feature/photo opportunities
  • Sharp sense for news photography; keen eye for photos
  • Knowledge of digital photography and ability to download photos and use Photoshop
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Word
  • Must be dependable, self-motivated, and able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to write effective, accurate cutlines
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license to cover assignments
  • 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, with an emphasis on education.
  • Take photos and edit them with Adobe Photoshop
  • Take initiative to pursue news/feature/photo opportunities  
  • Offer ideas for page design and perform page design using InDesign
  • Meet established deadlines of the newspaper
  • Ability to help update website and keep newspaper current on social media platforms

This position reports to the Editor. This is a 20 hour per week position. Occasional weekends and nights may be required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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