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Company: Enid News & Eagle
Position:
City Beat Reporter
Location:
United States
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 29, 2013
Job ID: 1479537

Description:

The award-winning Enid News & Eagle is hiring for a city government reporter opening. The regional daily News & Eagle and its growing website, EnidNews.com, cover a 10-county area in northwest Oklahoma. A back-to-back sweepstakes winner at the Oklahoma Press Association’s annual contest, the News & Eagle was recently recognized with a statewide Freedom of Information Award for its successful lawsuit supporting the public’s First Amendment right of access to sealed court records.

Enid is experiencing significant growth with a revitalized downtown. Following the $7 million renovation of Enid’s historic Convention Hall, a full-service, multipurpose venue will open this June. Construction of a $14 million Hilton Garden Inn adjacent to the new Enid Event Center was recently approved.

With a population around 50,000, Enid is the economic, social, medical, political and educational hub of northwest Oklahoma. Enid recently announced construction of a $200 million canola plant project, retail sales increasing 10 to 12 percent over last year and a $400 million wind energy development project north of Enid.

Enid, the county seat in Garfield County, Okla., is experiencing growing pains with a transition to new city commissioners. The city recently approved a Tax Increment Finance district for the renovation of Oakwood Mall for a “de-malling” project, which will convert it from an indoor mall to an outdoor shopping area, adding a number of nationally known businesses and several restaurants.

The city reporter candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and experienced being published. We’re looking for an enterprising journalist with the versatility to write hard news, features and online coverage ethically and on deadline. The candidate should be familiar and comfortable with AP style and able to take direction. Please email a cover letter, resume, published clips and three journalism references to Executive Editor Rob Collins at rcollins@enidnews.com. This full-time position offers a negotiable salary with health benefits and a 401(k) plan.

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