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Company: The Advocate
Job Status:  Part-time
Ad Expires: 
May 1, 2013
Job ID: 1257238


Come practice community journalism at its finest. The Advocate of Eldersburg and Sykesville, a free-mailed weekly newspaper published by Landmark Community Newspapers of Maryland, is looking for a dedicated reporter to cover Carroll County, Maryland.

Carroll County, with a population of 170,000, is located 35 minutes from Baltimore and 80 minutes from Washington, D.C.

The ideal applicant will be able to cover hard news, craft interesting features and investigate compelling enterprise stories.

This is a part-time, entry-level position. Recent grads with strong internships are encouraged to apply. Grads should have experience at a college, weekly or daily newspaper. Local candidates are encouraged to apply.

We recognize and appreciate the benefits of diversity in the work place. Successful applicants will be quality- and customer-driven and support Landmark’s team-oriented philosophy. Those who share in this belief are encouraged to apply.


·         Excellent spelling, grammar, writing and reporting skills

·         Knowledge of AP style

·         Emphasis on accuracy and fairness

·         Ability to thrive in a team-based environment

·         Deadline- and detail-oriented

·         Bachelor’s degree in journalism or equivalent experience

·         Experience in digital photography and Adobe Photoshop

·         Experience in page design in InDesign a plus

·         Familiarity with HTML a plus

Essential Functions:

·         Develop news and feature story ideas

·         Cover 3 stories per week

·         Shoot compelling photographs with a digital camera and edit them digitally

·         Create relationships with sources in the community

·         Format and upload Web site content

·         Act as a back-up page designer

Schedule is Monday through Friday, 20 hour weeks. Some evening and weekend hours required. To apply, send a resume, cover letter, five recent clips and three references to:

The Advocate, Kathryn Leiter, Editor

201 Railroad Ave.

Westminster, MD 21158

Or e-mail

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