Panola Watchman, Carthage, Texas

Date PostedFebruary 13, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyGeneral Assignment
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

The Panola Watchman, an award-winning twice weekly newspaper based in Carthage, TX, is seeking an energetic local news reporter who can play a big role at a small paper.  With a "digital first, print best" attitude, this position will cover news and features through print, digital and photographs.

Candidates will have:

  • Strong writing and interviewing skills
  • The ability to generate story ideas independently and collaborate with online and print staff on daily news and enterprise
  • Basic photography skills
  • Ability to cover and advance news using social media tools
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, curious and dedicated to fair and accurate reporting. We need a reporter who is comfortable interacting with all types of people – from sources to readers – and who can skillfully relay both the hard news and the human interest story.

Two years of newspaper experience is preferred, but will consider recent graduate with good clips from internship or college newspaper work. Candidates must have valid driver's license and auto insurance and must be able to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, clips or links to published work demonstrating your ability to fulfill the job requirements, and salary requirements.

Established in 1873, the Panola Watchman publishes print editions each Wednesday and Sunday, and updates breaking news daily on web and mobile sites. It covers news from the Panola County seat of Carthage, where the paper is based, Beckville and Gary.

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