Front Desk Clerk - News Assistant

Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach, Florida

Date PostedJanuary 16, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusPart-time
SalaryNot Specified

The Palm Beach Daily News has an opening for a part-time news assistant and front desk clerk who will gather and update news and event information for publication in print and online, greet newsroom visitors and sells newspapers, answer the phone, route calls and compiles/write additional content as assigned. To apply, please send resume and clips to Em Mendez at


  1. Reports to work promptly at 9 a.m. every morning;
  2. Greets visitors to the Daily News offices from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
  3. Answers and routes customer calls and office visitors with superb customer service;
  4. Sells newspapers to office visitors;
  5. Downloads daily horoscopes, crossword puzzles, movie listings and Sunday bridge columns from the web and puts them into the system ready for print and/or online publication;
  6. Submits photo assignments accurately;
  7. Accurately and on deadline, updates online and print calendar listings for society, fashion, religion, restaurants, galleries and others as needed;
  8. Compiles Page 2/Today column, briefs, short stories as requested;
  9. Inputs stories and photos submitted by freelancers for publication;
  10. Reviews letter to the editor via email, types in mailed letters and helps select letters for publication;
  11. Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty well. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Minimum two years’ college. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Creole preferred.
Familiarity with current events, local politics and the town of Palm Beach.
Computer proficiency. Should have a working knowledge of word processing programs, e-mail systems and search engines. Spreadsheet and WordPress skills preferred.
Social Media proficiency. Must be familiar with Facebook, Instagram, and other social platforms.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to sit at a computer terminal for long stretches. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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