Curious, detail-driven, enterprising reporters

The Times/Paxton Media Group, Frankfort, Indiana

Date PostedDecember 28, 2017
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://ftimes.com
Description:

The Times has an immediate opening for one full-time alert, curious, detail-driven reporter. The ideal candidate will have two or more years experience handling education or government/courts coverage, but we're very open to newcomers who are energetic, self-motivated and want to do well.

Also sought is a part-time newsroom assistant who will handle web updates, obituaries, briefs and features.

Versatility is a must. You’ll be part of a staff of a publisher/editor, two reporters and a sports editor in a diverse community (25% Hispanic city/14.5% county).

The Times serves a dynamic economic development environment with engaging city and county politics, high-performing schools and a vibrant nonprofit and volunteer network. The full-time reporter will cover government and crime reporting or our education beat, depending on your experience.

Candidates must be comfortable working as both a reporter and a photographer. You also must be someone willing to watch out for champions to spotlight and scoundrels to censure.

You'll have a large role in planning your own daily and special section content and developing enterprise ideas. You'll also be open to coaching and editorial input from your Editor/Publisher. Must be a stickler for accuracy and adroit at anticipating questions our readers will want answered about topics you pursue.

Experience with posting to a variety of platforms – print, online, mobile, Facebook and Twitter – is a must.

The Times is a publication of Paxton Media Group LLC, the publisher of 32 daily newspapers and numerous associated weeklies. Pay is based on experience within constraints of market size. Benefits include a 401(k) with company match; insurance - life, disability, vision and dental, and a choice of health plans; as well as paid vacation your first year of employment. Advancement opportunities exist within the organization.

The Times is located in Frankfort, Indiana, just minutes from I-65. We're a 30-minute drive from Indianapolis with its professional sports teams, shopping, museums, entertainment and other amenities; or Lafayette-West Lafayette and Purdue, a Big Ten University. You’re also within day-trip distance of Chicago. 

Email cover letter, resume and three clips by January 15 to Publisher Sharon Bardonner, sbardonner@ftimes.com. Put REPORTER in the subject line of email. No telephone inquiries or postal packages, please.

 

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