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Company: Record Searchlight
Position:
Reporter
Location:
California
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
June 7, 2013
Job ID: 1475917

Description:

The Record Searchlight seeks a full-time journalist to join a talented and hard-working local news team.

Candidates must have both a strong newswriting background and multimedia skills. Video, social media, database publishing and near-live Web updating are well established in our culture and part of the daily workflow for this position.

Must be self-motivated, enjoy multitasking, be happiest completing multiple assignments daily and have a passion for breaking and local news. Hours include early mornings and weekends.

Away from work, you’ll enjoy the extensive outdoor activities of California’s northern playground, including hiking, skiing, fishing and boating.

Skill Requirements:

Ability to post breaking news. Must be able to operate a camera equipped with still and video capabilities. Must be able to create photo galleries and slideshows. Must be able to write clearly and succinctly on a variety of topics, which may extend beyond the primary focus of the beat.

Must demonstrate news judgment, including the ability to select wire news for our digital platforms.You have to like people. You have to find joy in the process of getting them to trust you and open up.You’ll need to be curious and smart. You’ll need to convince us you can use your brains in the service of your curiosity.Must be able to tell a story and understand how this is different from writing an article.Must possess organizational skills to stay ahead of the expected aspects of coverage, envisioning trends, preparing for possible detours, scheduling timely follow-ups. Must have basic knowledge of web publishing tools and/or the ability to learn new technology quickly. Must be able to communicate clearly and openly with other employees.

Must proficiently use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint). Must have exceptional communication skills. Must be able to produce clean copy that adheres to grammar rules and AP style.

Educational Requirements: Requires a BS/BA in news/media discipline or equivalent experience. Generally 0-2 years of experience in a related field.

Moderate physical demands with respect to lifting; i.e. will routinely carry the tools of the trade to include a laptop computer, digital camera (lenses and equipment bag occasionally required), notebooks, maps, etc.

Must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, pass a company background check and access to an automobile and possess the company’s required level of personal auto liability coverage.

We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits, including medical and dental, three weeks paid time off in your first year on the job, 401(k) and employee stock purchase plan. We are an equal opportunity employer and we offer a drug-free workplace. Interested?

Please apply on line at www.scripps.com. Search for newspaper careers  - Requisition 6117 (multimedia journalist)

 

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