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

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, Put REPORTER in the subject line of email. No telephone inquiries or postal packages, please.


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