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Company: The Times
Position:
Versatile general assignment
Location:
Georgia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 12, 2013
Job ID: 1460727

Description:

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER

The Times in Gainesville, Ga., has an immediate opening for a general assignment reporter to cover a variety of news stories and community events in a dynamic, growing market.

The ideal candidate knows how to jump on breaking news for both print and digital platforms while also juggling planned daily stories and long-term enterprise projects. This person also is persistent and skilled at working sources to uncover stories that matter to our readers.

Will write stories for our daily newspaper, weekly papers and other niche publications. Must be extremely organized, a good planner and a visual thinker who can plan packages that combine well-written stories, strong photos and other elements, including multimedia. Qualified applicants should be adept at grammar, punctuation, AP style and possess a strong sense of how news stories should be written and edited. Knowledge of Spanish and the ability to handle a camera would set you apart. 

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field is required. Three to five years of experience on a daily paper is preferred.

If you are talented, enthusiastic and love newspapers, you might be a good fit in our newsroom. We offer paid vacation, benefits and 401K profit sharing. The Times is an award-winning, community-driven daily paper. We're located on beautiful Lake Lanier. Just a short drive from Atlanta and the mountains, the area offers many recreational, educational and cultural amenities.

Interviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary is based on experience. Send cover letter, resume and five samples of your work to Executive Editor Mitch Clarke at mclarke@gainesvilletimes.com or P.O. Box 838, Gainesville, GA 30503. 

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