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Company: The Augusta Chronicle
Position:
Mobile Reporter Wanted
Location:
United States
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
May 8, 2013
Job ID: 1460650

Description:

The Augusta Chronicle

Job Title: Mobile reporter

Department: News

Reports To: Public Service Editor and/or Online News Director

STATEMENT OF THE JOB: Gathers news and information in multimedia formats for digital and print news products in a timely manner from various community locations. Whether assigned to cover a beat or general assignment, this mobile reporter develops local news via tips, sources and direct assignment. Initial on-scene content should flow credible enough for direct publishing to the Web when necessary. Additional work to increase value, context and quality of the content for digital and print usage is expected to follow initial content push to digital.

JOB GOAL: To provide useful and reliable information to help readers make important decisions in their lives and to help readers understand the impact of news on their lives. That news will be delivered how, when and where readers want it and remain accessible in the process.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: College Degree
EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING: 2 Years Newspaper Experience (Preferred)

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produces local news content in multiple takes and in multiple formats. This include shooting photos and video for many stories.
  • Is adept covering the news with digital tools and industry standard software in the field. This includes being familiar with digital transmissions protocols. Engages in social media and new media responsibilities as assigned.
  • Produces or assists with daily breaking news coverage as well as in-depth work and special projects. Is responsible for planning and filing a news budget for days ahead, including providing an outlook for weekends and special coverage months ahead.
  • Focuses on content that emphasizes what readers want to know, why they care and the effect of this issue on their lives.
  • Is responsible for keeping abreast of local, state, and national news and for monitoring multiple digital and print local sources and media outlets for leads, tips, trends and local impact stories.
  •  For beat coverage, is expected to cultivate sources, and provide behind-the-scenes coverage that goes beyond official actions and pronouncements. Provides fair and accurate assessments of news impact. Covers the beat across multiple platforms to targeted audience.
  • Is a watchdog for the public on the assigned beat including the ability to analyze public records and keep tabs on how local officials spend taxpayer money.
  • Is available for routine general assignment and coverage of events in the community as needed
  • Responsible for maintaining a number of administrative tasks such as time card and expense paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Is responsible for having/maintaining a working cell phone (SmartPhone preferred) and care of assigned reporting tools. Is responsible for following all company policies. Must have reliable means of transportation
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities or working conditions, but is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job. Management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).

Interested candidates should sent resumes to HR@augustachronicle.com or mail to The Augusta Chronicle, 725 Broad St., Augusta, GA 30901, Attn: Human Resources

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