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Company: The Courier
Cops Reporter
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
January 6, 2014
Job ID: 1518021



Cops Reporter - Seeking staff writer to cover cops, fire and courts in Terrebonne Parish. We're looking for someone with enterprise and talent to write both breaking news and in-depth stories. Qualified job applicants will have a strong hard-news background and the ability to dig for hard-hitting stories, root out corruption and other problems and write about solutions. You must possess the ability to think critically, take on the tough stories while maintaining professionalism and the willingness to write more than one story per day. A sense of humor is a must, as is the ability to learn how to spell names like Boudreaux and Thibodaux. Feature writers need not apply. Tasks will also include shooting and editing videos and posting  news to our websites. The Courier in Houma, is a 13,000 circulation paper published seven days a week. Its sister paper, the Daily Comet in Thibodaux, La., is a 9,000 circulation paper published six days per week. Both papers are consistently recognized for quality journalism. Candidates must have a four-year college degree. Previous experience at a daily newspaper preferred. The newspapers, part of the Halfiax Media Group, offer excellent benefits and are situated in a vibrant, unique community with Cajun roots about an hour southwest of New Orleans. You'll work flexible hours dictated often by news events and our need to respond quickly and effectively. You can apply online at or website and scroll down to "Work For Us." You can also send resumes and at least five samples of your writing, to Karen Dauzat, Human Resource Director, PO BOX 2717, Houma, LA 70361. You can also e-mail your information to


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