Community Reporter/Page Designer - Perry County News

Perry County News, Tell City, Indiana

Date PostedAugust 11, 2017
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time

Community Reporter/Page Designer
Perry County News
Tell City, Indiana

The Perry County News, a twice-weekly newspaper publishing on Monday and Thursday with over 5,050 circulation, has an immediate opening for an energetic Community Reporter/Page Designer. We are looking for someone who likes to write on a variety of subjects and can find a story anywhere. We are located in Perry County, Indiana, on the shores of the Ohio River. The Community Reporter/Page Designer's duties will include reporting, writing, photography and page design of local news in coordination with the Editor. The newspaper offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The Perry County News can also be found online at


  • Practical journalism experience preferred, including copy editing, reporting, design and pagination
  • Proficiency in using InDesign for page layout
  • Proficiency in using Photoshop
  • Strong grammar, spelling, writing, interviewing and researching skills required
  • Strong communication, organization and time management skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment; produce, on average, two stories a day; meet frequent deadlines
  • Display strong computer skills
  • Ability to work some night and weekend hours
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver's license is required

 Essential Functions

  • Write accurate, compelling and balanced stories meeting required deadlines
  • Cover local events, school board meetings and other activities, as well as write feature stories
  • Be able to serve as back-up for sister publication, Spencer County Journal-Democrat.
  • Help maintain online content for
  • Provide back-up for in-house office responsibilities, answering phones and waiting on customers
  • Proofread pages on production day.
  • Practice fair and balanced reporting, check facts, spelling, grammar and sources
  • Set up interviews
  • Lay out pages  for Perry County News and sister publication, Spencer County Journal- Democrat using InDesign.

 Work Schedule 

40-hour work week with some night and weekend hours


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.   

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