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Company: Capital Journal
Position:
Capital City reporter
Location:
South Dakota
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
November 26, 2013
Job ID: 1537776

Description:
The Capital Journal in Pierre, South Dakota is an aggressive, growing state capital newspaper with an ambitious expansion plan. We need a versatile, energetic and creative reporter who understands the responsibility of community journalism, but is also intrigued by the potential for a statewide or even national audience. Interest or expertise in covering a state legislature and state government would be a huge asset. The position is general assignment and would include several beats. Interest or background in hunting and fishing would also be an asset. There is plenty of opportunity for enterprise and the successful applicant will be joining a staff that cares about the community and community journalism. We tell the stories of the people of central South Dakota and plan an ambitious expansion including a statehouse bureau, news service and a weekend edition. The Capital Journal is more than just a newspaper. We are a media company and as such, we use social media, the Web, Flickr, Vimeo, Cover-it-Live, text updates and a variety of methods in addition to the print product to keep South Dakota readers informed. The candidate does not need to be a social media pro, but a willingness to learn is essential. A journalism background and at least two years of professional newspaper experience is preferred, but recent college journalism graduates are encouraged to apply. Digital photography and videography skills are a plus but not required. The Capital Journal is a 5,000 circulation award-winning Monday-Friday morning newspaper owned by Wick Communication, a media company with holdings in several states. Pierre is a city of 15,000 located in central South Dakota in a fast-growing state capital community with the feel, energy, the heart and compassion of a small town. Pierre is home to some of the best hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and other outdoor activity areas in the United States. Benefits include six paid holidays, paid vacation, group health insurance, group dental insurance and 401k with company match. The Capital Journal provides a meaningful work environment for our employees, rewards innovation and risk-taking, and offers opportunities for career development. The Capital Journal reporter position offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits package, and career progression possibilities within Wick Communications. Please apply ONLY electronically. Send a short cover letter, a resume, work examples, salary history and expectations to: lance.nixon@capjournal.com.

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