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Company: The News Leader/Gannett
Experienced Community Services Beat Reporter
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
June 25, 2013
Job ID: 777932


We're looking for an experienced reporter. Although we'll evaluate based on skills, the person is likely to fill a beat that includes health care, mental health and efforts to serve people for whom life presents special challenges. We're organizing this beat around something readers here are passionate about: how our community cares for its own.

This beat centers on how our community cares for its own. We have two state mental hospitals, an independent community hospital, a state rehabilitation center and Virginia's only residential school for the deaf, blind and multi-disabled. We also have community-based organizations that are forever are striving to provide area residents quality care despite meager resources. The coverage opportunities are endless.

We are a seven-day news operation in Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, publishing on print, web and mobile platforms.

The ideal candidate will join us in our quest to give our readers the best daily report in the state, sharp and timely breaking news coverage online, and in-depth explanatory, investigative and narrative journalism.

We're looking for someone who understands beat development and is familiar with all of the types of storytelling today's world makes available.

We're a successful farm team that's part of a larger organization, but also a place where serious journalists stick. This is not an entry-level position, but rather for someone with some significant reporting experience. 

Our market stretches from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the George Washington National Forest. Hiking, mountain biking, camping and fishing opportunities abound. One of our towns is a growing tourism destination with bustling downtown streets lined with Victorian architecture, the other is a gateway to the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway. Situated as we are amid a primarily rural area, we also offer a reasonable cost of living and easy driving access to Charlottesville, Roanoke, Richmond and Washington, D.C. serves up nearly 2 million page views each month to our subscribers, logging an average 170,000 monthly unique visitors. To apply for this position send a letter, resume and link to your online portfolio of print, web and video work to William Ramsey, local editor, at

The News Leader, a Gannett company, is committed to diversity and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment contingent on a passing pre-employment drug screen and having an acceptable motor vehicle record.

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