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Company: Gering Citizen
Seeking energetic local news reporter
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
June 14, 2013
Job ID: 1492412


Gering Citizen is an idependently owned, weekly newspaper in rural western Nebraska with an average weekly circulation of 1,400. The Citizen has  been recognized by the Nebraska State Press Association with awards for General Excellence, Best Editorial, Best Editorial Page, Community Interaction, and Youth Coverage, among others, in the annual Better Newspaper Contest.

This position includes covering breaking news at the city and county level and other stories as assigned, as well as assisting with the editing of copy and pages generated by our newsroom staff. 

A typical day would start at 9 a.m. and consist mostly of reporting and writing, then transitioning to copyediting on production days. The work week is Monday through Friday, with occasional later-night duty and weekends as the news requires.

Good communication with the editorial staff, members of the community, and solid standards of quality will be vitally important.  Experience in investigative journalism will be a major plus.  We are in a competitive market with other media, and are looking for someone who hungers to deliver excellence to our loyal readers.  Ideally, the successful candidate will be the kind of person who has a nose for news, and feels excitement about pursuing it.


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