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Company: Lawrence Journal World
Position:
Reporter
Location:
Kansas
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 14, 2013
Job ID: 1461347

Description:

Lawrence Journal-World is hiring a general assignment reporter to cover a variety of stories, which may include breaking news and feature stories.  The job entails developing, researching and writing compelling stories on deadline for both online and print. 

We are seeking a well-rounded reporter with experience in digital and print media and the ability to cover a wide range of topics.  Ideal candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or related degree; demonstrated writing and reporting experience; ability to use a broad set of traditional and digital tools to tell stories and engage the audience; an inquisitive nature to ask insightful questions; a passion for the news business;proficiency in Microsoft Office; proficiency with social media such as Twitter and Facebook; and the ability to drive, with valid driver’s license and safe driving record. Experience with photography and InDesign are a plus; one year of shooting and editing video preferred. 

The World Company's online operations are considered to be among the most innovative news and media organizations in the country. Among them are LJWorld.com, Lawrence.com, KUsports.com and SteamboatPilot.com. We are a family-owned business that has been a news and media source for more than 100 years.  Company holdings include newspapers, magazines, commercial printing and consulting. 

Historic Lawrence, Kansas, is 45 minutes from Kansas City, Mo., has a nationally recognized arts scene and a vibrant downtown, and is home to Kansas University with its long-standing basketball tradition.

We offer a competitive salary withan excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, 401k, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and more!  Background check and pre-employment drug screen required.  To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and link to your portfolio to hrapplications@ljworld.com.   EOE 

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