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Company: Daily News-Record
Position:
Seeking Reporters
Location:
Virginia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
June 25, 2014
Job ID: 860648

Description:

The Daily News-Record, the largest daily in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, seeks two reporters: one to cover business, one for general assignments and covering our area towns.

 

Our new business writer will cover the growing city of Harrisonburg, home to James Madison University, and surrounding area. Two years experience at a large weekly or small daily is preferred. Recent grads with significant experience at their college newspaper will be considered.

 

This beat will include keeping tabs on one of the top agricultural communities in Virginia, as well as an emphasis on health care, two of the driving economic engines of the central Shenandoah Valley, just two hours from Washington, D.C., and Richmond. The region is also home to Shenandoah National Park, George Washington National Forest and several other outdoor attractions that draw visitors from throughout the nation and the world, contributing to the area's burgeoning tourist industry. 

 

The new general assignment writer will cover several small towns in Rockingham County. Two years experience at a large weekly or small daily is preferred. Recent grads with significant experience at their college newspaper will be considered.

 

This beat involves a lot of driving (mileage is reimbursed) and a wide range of stories, including breaking news and general assignment reporting — from education and government, to police and features.

 

We're looking for skeptical reporters who want to get out into the community, break news, build sources — and have fun doing it. We need professionals who are comfortable writing two 15- to 20-inch stories a day. If you enjoy talking to sources, knocking on doors, asking tough questions and breaking news we want to hear from you.

 

To apply, email your resume, two news and two feature clips (PDF facsimiles or links to published stories at newspaper websites) and a short cover letter to city editor Jerry Blair at jblair@dnronline.com. Candidates who make it past the application review stage are screened with a deadline writing and AP style/editing test via email. No phone calls.

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