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The Palatka (FL) Daily News is seeking a reporter to join its news team. This position will carry a regular beat and be responsible for a variety of general assignment hard and soft news stories. You should submit clean, fact-checked copy that captures the reader in the first two paragraphs. The ideal candidate will also enjoy and do well at in-depth work and series reporting.
The Daily News boasts a talented photographer, but reporters are required to take photos on occasion, so photography skills are a plus. Comfort with posting to social media is required. Applicants also need to have a creative eye for layout and be competent with InDesign.
Palatka is an historic city with Old Florida charm that lies along the banks of the St. Johns River. Palatka is a short drive from the beach, and St. Augustine, Gainesville and Jacksonville are all nearby.
Our compensation and benefits package is fair and competitive. It includes paid vacation after six months, 401K and major medical.
Please send resume, cover letter, 4 -6 clips showing diverse types of stories and styles of writing, and three references to Wayne Smith, editor, Palatka Daily News at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date Posted: June 5, 2019