Reporter, Summerville Communications

Date PostedJuly 13, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Report and write stories of interest to readers for dissemination across multiple platforms, including print, online, mobile and social media.  The stories can be self-generated and approved by a supervisor or be assigned by a supervisor.   Serves as breaking news, crime and courts staff writer. 


  • Researches stories using personal contacts, databases and/or the Web; finds the most relevant sources for information; develops a list of knowledgeable, diverse sources.
  • Produces story ideas from the assigned beat or from conversations with sources and other members of the community.  Brings “real people” into stories.
  • Writes stories that are clear and concise, using words, sentence construction and organizational format that aid clarity.  Complements stories with points of entry and supporting documents.
  • Consistently produces sophisticated stories and story ideas from conversations with co-workers, sources and other members of the community.
  • Writes stories that provide sufficient context and use multiple sources.
  • Conceives and executes an acceptable number of enterprise stories, including those worthy of front-page consideration.
  • Provides timely information to photographers, web editors, graphic artists, and presentation editors.
  • Reports news quickly and accurately as breaking news online.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management. 

Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:


  • Four-year college degree.
  • One year of daily newspaper experience as a fulltime employee or high level intern.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Spells words correctly and uses correct grammar, punctuation and style.
  • Stays up-to-date on news, both local and the world.
  • Develops and maintains a story planning document based on input from editor and creation of ideas from research.
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Must have solid news judgement

Physical Requirement: Work will be both in an office environment and also will include time in the field, possibility of working in times of hot, cold and inclement weather.



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