Growth Beat Reporter

New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, New Braunfels, Texas

Date PostedOctober 06, 2017
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyOther
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung is seeking a reporter to help cover economic growth in one of the richest growth areas in the country, beautiful New Braunfels, TX.

New Braunfels is the second-fastest growing city in the United States. That’s no accident. Nestled between Austin and San Antonio on Interstate 35, the community benefits from its proximity to both while maintaining a unique identity all its own. Go boot scootin’ across the dance floor of fabled Gruene Hall, float lazily down the city’s two rivers or spend a day at Schlitterbahn, the world’s best water park. Restaurants and retail are booming and opportunity awaits.

Our goal is to evolve our family of products at the same pace as one of the most truly dynamic markets in both the nation and our great state of Texas. This includes having digital, mobile, social media and print as components to deliver our award-winning coverage. However, selected as AP's Newspaper of the Year, our specialty is delivering world-class coverage through the printed newspaper.

In addition to having great writing skills we need somebody who can turn a dull press release into a great feature story. Somebody whose interviewing skills can be put to the test by demonstrating a creative approach, which tackles from the everyday job to the most multifaceted task.You'll need to embrace online research and having a vision for presentation. InDesign skills could certainly be plus.

Essential duties of the job include but are not limited to:

  • Information gathering and research
  • Photography skills
  • Writing/developing feature stories
  • Accurately writing under pressure
  • Attend public meetings
  • Some evening hours and some weekends when required
  • Handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • You'll be required to file no less than 3 to 4 bylines daily

Must be able to develop public relations with nonprofits, clubs and organizations

The successful candidate will also be required to attend newsroom meetings, comply with assignments and develop a schedule. The ideal person will be a high-energy candidate, hard-working individual with excellent writing skills and a desire to work hard.

We are looking for a coachable and enthusiastic person to help cover us continue to tell the life Story of New Braunfels as it unfolds, just like we have for the past 165 years.

Good range of benefits and the opportunity for advancement in a world-class company. This job requires living in the city limits of New Braunfels.

Send application/cover letter to David Compton at david.compton@herald-zeitung.com.


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