Seeking Statehouse reporter

Keene Sentinel

Keene, New Hampshire

Date Posted September 13, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Politics
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website http://sentinelsource.com

Description:

The Keene Sentinel, an independent, family-owned community news organization serving southwestern New Hampshire, is looking for a Statehouse reporter.   

Launched as part of The Sentinel’s increased investment in its community journalism, this new position will be based in Concord, N.H., covering the Legislature through a uniquely local lens – focusing on the issues that matter most to the Monadnock Region and its readers, and holding its elected officials accountable.   

We’re looking for an ambitious reporter who loves telling stories and constantly works to tell them in new and better ways; who can draw insight from data analytics to home in on readers’ interest; someone who is curious; someone who seeks out the news rather than waiting for it to fall into their lap and who gets out of the office to do the type of reporting that makes journalism meaningful. The right candidate asks questions, follows a hunch and isn’t afraid to pitch ideas. Applicants must have the self-discipline, drive and time management skills to juggle daily assignments, with the diligence and ambition to tackle thoughtful enterprise pieces.   

This full-time position provides an excellent opportunity to get solid training in a digital-first organization that values mentorship. The Sentinel publishes throughout the week on its various digital platforms, as well as in its six-day print newspaper. Reporters write for both print and the web; social media skills are a must, and some night and weekend work is required.   

Tell us how you fit the bill, and how you will make our paper better.   

The Sentinel is an equal-opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Please send your cover letter, resume and at least four writing samples to Managing Editor-Local News Anika Clark at aclark@keenesentinel.com. No phone calls, please.   

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.