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Company: Landmark Community Newspapers, LLC/The Casey County News
Staff Writer
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 11, 2014
Job ID: 1569285


The Casey County News, a Landmark Community Newspapers, LLC property, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of staff writer. The Casey County News is a community newspaper located in Liberty, Ky., which is located 30 miles from the great Lake Cumberland and the Green River Reservoir. With weekly circulation at 4,235, The Casey County News' primary market area is the City of Liberty and Casey County, Ky., which is known as the “farm gate manufacturing capital of the world.”

The staff writer position is a 40-hour full-time position. The staff writer will work alongside the editor on reporting and writing assignments, covering all aspects of the editorial department, including learning how to paginate pages. The position reports directly to the editor. The Casey County News can also be found at


• Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience in the journalism profession
• Strong vocabulary, spelling and grammar skills, and writing skills
• Knowledge of digital photography, downloading photos, using Photoshop, Microsoft Word and InDesign helpful
• Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to work effectively in a team environment
• Must be dependable, self-motivated, and able to work under pressure
• Proven team-oriented behavior with the desire and ability to assist other teammates and work processes where necessary to accomplish the goals of the newspaper
• Must have a reliable vehicle, valid Kentucky driver’s license, and proof of vehicle insurance

Essential Functions:

• Cover government meetings, possibly including, but not limited to, school board, fiscal court, city council, hospital board, and others
• Other assignments will include breaking news, feature stories, general news, covering trials, gathering police news items and public records, such as lawsuits, etc.
• Write a weekly column and assist on editorials
• Various photography assignments
• Design pages using InDesign
• Assist/share in various office duties as directed




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