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Company: The Times-Mail
Position:
Reporter
Location:
Indiana
Job Status:  Not Specified
Ad Expires: 
February 7, 2013
Job ID: 1459647

Description:

 

Reporter, Full-Time

The Times-Mail in Bedford, Indiana

A community daily newspaper-- 90 minutes south of Indianapolis.

Experience:  Entry level position but some journalism and or working with daily deadlines experience helpful

Essential Functions: • Research news and potential news stories • Interview, check facts, and set up photo appointments • Stay in touch with sources/organizations about events/issues/news • Communicate with editors in a variety of ways about news production and scheduled stories • Write news and news features concisely, accurately and coherently under deadline pressure • Attend public meetings and ask relevant questions • Process work related e-mail • Must be able to handle multiple reporting assignments and remain calm in a fast paced environment • Interview sources and interact with the public via e-mail, phone and in person • Attend daily newsroom meetings • Interact with readers via social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter etc. • In-depth proofreading for grammar, spelling • Able to work with all socio-economic levels within the community • Work on long-term projects, other general assignment stories, or special series • Ongoing communication with fellow reporters to answer questions on covered topics/issues • Fill in for general assignment shifts if necessary • Performs other job-related duties as assigned •Ability to take photos and videos • Go to police stations to read police documents and report on police activities • Go out on assignment to the scenes of crimes or fires

Education:  Bachelor’s degree

Typical shift will be 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, but hours could vary depending upon news, assignments and staffing needs. Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Attach three writing samples to your online application.  Deadline for applications January 15, 2013.

To apply: Go to HoosierTimesJobs.com and click on The Times-Mail link under job opportunities with Hoosier Times

  

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