Reporter

Date PostedNovember 10, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$25,000 to $30,000
Description:

Community journalism, what does it mean to you?

This is an opportunity to be part of a two-person editorial team working to cover several very small and welcoming communities in the northwest corner of Montana among some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The job involves reporting on both hard news and soft features, and can expand into any beat you are passionate about. You will have to cover some local government and take on serious research related to mining, forestry and health issues in the local community at times.

The right candidate will be interested in covering all aspects of a story by balancing photos, interviews and even some video. They will enjoy the freedom to find and pursue stories they think deserve coverage while also being a team player who is ready to cover-down on assignments when needed. They will help with some copyediting, and familiarity with InDesign is a plus, as we do some of our own layout.

But more than anything else, the ideal candidate will be interested in becoming a part of their community, not simply passing through. They will look foward to helping to set the tone and facilitate the discussions, with an eye toward not simply working in, but also serving the community that they cover. The best person for this job is the one who is excited to go back to the same community event, year-after-year, and challenge themselves to find an aspect they haven't before rather than treating it as a task to get through once again. They will be aware of their own prejudices and preconceptions, and not be afraid to question them, and they will understand the importance of providing fair and objective coverage while remaining diplomatic in a small world where every person they meet has some connection to the next one.

 

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