News/Sports/General Assignment Reporter - CKNJ

Central Kentucky News-Journal, Campbellsville, Kentucky

Date PostedJanuary 30, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time

News/Sports/General Assignment Reporter
Central Kentucky News-Journal
Campbellsville, Kentucky

The Central Kentucky News-Journal, a 4,000-circulation weekly in Campbellsville, Kentucky, is seeking a news/sports/general assignment reporter. The position's primary responsibility is to cover news and sports activities in Taylor County. The job includes writing stories, related photography work and pagination of news and sports pages. Some pagination and proofing of other pages in the paper is also included. This position also entails general assignment reporting. The successful applicant must be a strong writer, a good photographer and be familiar with a broad range of prep and youth sports. They must be able to write news and feature stories, as well as game stories and features for sports, be organized, able to meet deadlines and a stickler for accuracy. The company offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The newspaper can also be found at


  • Good writing and interviewing skills
  • Degree in journalism or related field or equivalent experience preferred
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Good photography skills and knowledge of Photoshop
  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign layout software
  • Knowledge of spelling, grammar, and AP style
  • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license
  • Be available for evening and weekend work as scheduled


  • Write crisp, accurate and compelling stories, headlines and photo captions
  • Write a mixture of game stories and feature stories for the weekly sports pages
  • Develop relationships with area coaches to facilitate the flow of information to the newspaper
  • Shoot clear and interesting photos
  • Design and lay out weekly sports pages
  • Design and lay out other pages, as needed
  • Write copy and lay out the sports preview sections
  • Serve as a backup for other members of the news team

WORK SCHEDULE: This position requires considerable night and some weekend work.


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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