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Company: Picayune Item
Seeking General Assignment
Reporter/Lifestyle writer
Picayune, Mississippi
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  Negotiable


The Picayune Item, an award winning daily news publication, is seeking to fill two positions, a full time general assignment reporter and a lifestyle writer.

Both positions involve reporting on a wide variety of topics including government, spot news and features. Page layout, photography, web posting and social media skills are required. Sports writing skills a plus.

The ideal candidate for each position must be able to meet deadlines and know AP style.

Experience with InDesign and Photoshop is preferred. Print news writing experience or a degree in journalism or related field is required.

Hours vary and can include weekends or nights.

The ideal candidate should be able to work as a member of a team but also be able to develop stories and work independently. Candidates should have an excellent driving record. Pre-employment drug screen is required.

Picayune is located in Pearl River County, Miss., close to NASA Stennis Space Center, 50 miles northeast of New Orleans and 50 miles northwest of Gulfport.

Full benefits, including paid vacation, health insurance and 401(k) plan are included.

Send resume, cover letter and clips to Managing Editor Jeremy Pittari at

The Picayune Item is an equal opportunity employer.

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