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Company: Daily News-Record
Position:
Seeking Reporter
Location:
Virginia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
March 10, 2014
Job ID: 860648

Description:

The Daily News-Record, the largest daily in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, is looking for a reporter to cover Shenandoah County. Two years experience at a large weekly or small daily is required. 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 — from education and government, to police and features. The reporter on this beat also writes for our sister paper, the Shenandoah Valley-Herald, a weekly in Woodstock, Va., so he or she must be extremely well-organized to juggle the different responsibilities of that come with both a weekly and daily deadline. It's not the easiest beat at the paper, but in a couple of years, you will have the experience and clips to cover anything, anywhere.

 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 20-inch stories a day. If you enjoy rewriting press releases, wilt at the sound of "no comment," can't name the secretary of state, and wouldn't know where to begin reporting a story if the Internet went down, don't waste your time. If, however, 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 very short cover letter to city editor Rob Longley at rlongley@dnronline.com. Applications that do not follow these directions will be discarded. 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.

e discard applications containing spelling and grammatical errors.  Candidates who make it past the application review stage are screened with a deadline writing test via e-mail.   

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