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Company: The Times-News
Part Time Reporter in Napa Valley
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
August 4, 2013
Job ID: 1505790



The St. Helena Star/The Weekly Calistogan are looking for a motivated and talented Reporter who is interested in covering both news and feature stories in the Upper Napa Valley. We’re looking for someone who wants to be a watchdog but also is eager to write about events and people in the communities of St. Helena and Calistoga.



 The right person must have news judgment, be a self-starter and be inquisitive. The position will be split between the St. Helena Star office and The Weekly Calistogan office.  The work shift will be part time 24 hours per week. Qualified local candidates or those willing to self relocate apply online at Pre-employment drug screen and background check required upon offer of employment.


Key Responsibilities

  • Report on community issues, feature stories and city government
  • Must take own photographs for stories
  • Cover breaking police and fire news
  • Develop sources and stories on your beat
  • Attend night meetings as needed
  • Must be able to work Monday through Friday and weekends as needed.


Required Skills

  • Must have 2-3 years reporting experience.
  • Photography experience a plus.
  • Self-motivated, innovative, and creative.
  • Must be able to manage multiple daily deadlines and multiple priorities while maintaining professionalism in the workplace.
  • Possess a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism or related field.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Must have reliable transportation and be able to provide proof of motor vehicle insurance.



Excellent medical, dental and 401k with matching

2 weeks paid vacation

5 sick days   

Who We Are

The St Helena Star, founded in 1874 is the local news source for the community of St. Helena. Napa Valley Publishing includes The Napa Valley Register, the St. Helena Star, The Weekly Calistogan, and the American Canyon Eagle.  We are a division of Lee Enterprises, a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 46 daily newspapers and a joint interest in four others, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 23 states. Lee's newspapers have circulation of 1.2 million daily and 1.4 million Sunday, reaching more than four million readers daily. Lee's digital sites attract more than 20 million unique visits monthly, and Lee's weekly publications have distribution of more than 4.5 million households. Learn more about us Learn about our parent company at We are an equal opportunity, drug-free employer.

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