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Company: PS Communications
Oak Ridge, North Carolina
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  $40,000 to $45,000
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ASSOCIATE EDITOR/WRITER/REPORTER. PS Communications is looking for a full-time associate editor, writer and reporter for our weekly community newspaper, the Northwest Observer (circulation 13,200 in print plus online readership), and our semi-annual and annual special-focus publications. The position requires an experienced and very versatile writer and editor,and one who goes well below the surface to find news and stories about the unusual as well as the everyday happenings in three small, neighboring towns with a combined population of 25,000. Covering town council meetings, photographing community events and capturing the stories of real people's everyday lives are all part of a routine day for our full-time associate editor/writer/reporter. We want someone who enjoys being out of the office and mingling with those in the community as much as they enjoy being quietly at their computer while writing about the unique news and happenings that they have unearthed, planning content for upcoming issues and editing the writing of our free-lance writers and staff sports writer. Our full-time associate editor/staff writer/reporter must embrace the impact that a local newspaper has on the communities it covers while recording the events of today and providing a record of them for the future. The editor/writer must also enjoy finding new ways to connect with the communities we cover in print, via our website and through social media. Covering an average of one to two weekday evening meetings or events per week is typical for this position, as well as covering multiple community events on weekends (usually Saturdays). A degree in journalism is preferred, and a minimum of three years as a community news writer/reporter and two years as an associate or managing editor is required. Salary range $40,000 to $42,000, plus paid vacation, holidays and a monthly allowance for medical insurance. PS Communications, based in Oak Ridge, N.C., is independently owned and has been dedicated to serving the northwest Guilford County, North Carolina area since 1996. Send resume and three writing and photography samples to Patti Stokes, president/owner, at (professional references also appreciated).


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