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Company: Columbus Telegram
Position:
General Assignment Reporter
Location:
Nebraska
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
December 18, 2013
Job ID: 1543221

Description:

The Columbus Telegram is seeking a full-time, multi-skilled journalist. The ideal candidate will be able to report, write, photograph and perhaps do some desk work. Online and video skills valued.

Experience is desired, but talented newcomers will receive full consideration. A journalism degree is preferred, but internships or work experience could substitute.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate or for someone to move from the weekly world to a daily.

Mastery of AP style is important. Reporting skills should include news and features. We want a generalist who embraces local news, wants to meet people and tell their stories, and has a passion for journalism.

The Telegram is a Monday-Friday p.m. and Sunday a.m. in a cohesive community of about 22,000 people. The state's major cities of Lincoln and Omaha are within easy driving distance if a taste of the urban is desired. Spanish language skills would be considered a major plus. Preference given to regional candidates.

The Telegram is part of Lee Enterprises, the fourth-largest newspaper company in the nation with 48 daily papers in 23 states. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Interested applicants should apply to jim.dean@lee.net with three writing samples, three photo samples, a resume and a cover letter. A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is required. No phone calls please.

To learn more about our company or to apply, please log onto www.columbustelegram.com/workhere.  Please include a cover letter and resume with salary history. Please e-mail 3-4 work samples to jdean@columbustelegram.com (PDFs are best).

We are a drug-free workplace and all applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and background/mvr check prior to commencing employment. EOE

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