News Reporter

Wolf River Media, Shawano, Wisconsin

Date PostedFebruary 15, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Are you a longtime journalist wanting to “come back home”? Are you a first-time journalist eager to hit the ground running and report on all issues, big and small? Either way, you should know how to tell a story.

The Shawano Leader has news reporter positions open. We’re seeking people who are yearning to escape the corporate environment that other newspapers have adopted and get back into community journalism, where it isn’t all murder, graft and corruption.

Reporters are expected to cover local government, cover community events, write human interest feature stories and occasionally generate enterprise projects.

Applicants should be able to write about a variety of subjects. On a given day, Leader reporters could be covering a county board meeting in the morning and then need to shift gears to write about a school program in the afternoon before snapping photos of a tribal pow wow late in the day.

Applicants must be passionate about writing and be able to connect with readers, and must be a self-starter with good organizational skills and able to work with minimal supervision. Photography skills are a must. Knowledge of AP style is essential. Experience with page layout through InDesign is a plus. Experience using web content management systems and social media helpful.

The Leader covers Shawano and Menominee counties, which includes hundreds of farms, three Native American tribes, eight school districts and 300-plus barn quilts. It also includes miles of wooded areas, crystal blue waters and an economy fueled by tourism, so when you’re not busy covering the news, you’ll find plenty of places for fun and relaxation.

Please send a letter of introduction, resume, five to eight clips and/or links, and salary expectation (mandatory) to Put “News Reporter” in the header.

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