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General Assignment Reporter

General Assignment Reporter

The Wakulla News is seeking a General Assignment Reporter. This full-time position is non-exempt and reports to the Editor.

 

The Wakulla News is a weekly newspaper with an average circulation of 4,200. Wakulla County is located in the northwestern part of Florida, approximately 18 miles southwest of Tallahassee. The Wakulla News offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits to full-time employees. The newspaper can be found online at www.thewakullanews.com/. The Wakulla News is part of the Citrus Publishing Group which produces a group of weekly newspapers in Citrus, Marion, Sumter, Wakulla, Gadsden and Levy counties.  The newspapers include paid weeklies, shoppers and free distribution newspapers.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Position requires a four-year college diploma or equivalent 4 years’ experience working in a newsroom
  • Proficiency in InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft software required
  • Knowledge of proper grammar, punctuation and spelling that follows AP style
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn and operate the editorial computer system
  • Customer service experience
  • Commitment to customers through positive, enthusiastic and professional customer service
  • Professional telephone manner
  • Ability to represent the company in a professional manner
  • Ability to communicate with customers, stringers and co-workers in a professional manner
  • Ability to work in a well-structured, high stress, competitive environment
  • Problem solving, analytical abilities and interpersonal skills required

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Write accurate, compelling and balanced stories meeting required deadlines.
  • Cover local events, meetings and other activities, as well as write feature stories.
  • Develop beat sources within the community and gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of community issues.
  • Help build pages using InDesign and PhotoShop.
  • develop a strong source network among the traditional government agencies and throughout the community.
  • Cover local government meetings.
  • Practice fair and balanced reporting, check facts, spelling, grammar and sources.
  • Set up interviews.
  • Develop story ideas in conjunction with Editor.
  • Basic skills with digital photography.

 

Interested persons may send their resume, cover letter and writing samples to Bill Snowden, General Manager & Editor,  at editor@thewakullanews.net.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


Date Posted: February 26, 2020