Seeking smart, energetic community reporters and reporter/editors

Beaver Dam Partners

South Coast, Massachusetts

Date Posted May 28, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Local News
Job Status Full-time

Description:

Beaver Dam Partners Inc. is seeking talented, energetic, multi-media reporters and reporter/editors for its four community newspapers and websites on the South Coast of Massachusetts.

Each paper’s two-person team consists of an “editor” and a “reporter” who largely share the responsibility of covering a community. Both do a lot of reporting and photography. They collaborate on planning coverage and edit each other’s work. Editors have additional oversight responsibility and are expected to come to us with demonstrated organizational and time-management skills.

The ideal candidate for either role will:

-- Be a concise, clean, engaging writer who is energized by the fast pace of the news business and the opportunity to turn around lots of stories quickly.

-- Have a journalism degree and/or some professional news reporting experience.

-- Be able to take and edit eye-catching news and feature photos.

-- Enjoy becoming part of a community, talking with strangers, calling officials who may (or may not) want to talk to you, chatting up people at a community event.

-- Be ready to report and write stories about everything local: Municipal meetings, schools, police, courts, sports, arts, interesting people, community events, etc. You don't have to know a lot about any specific subject going in -- but you must possess the willingness and enthusiasm to learn!

-- Be organized, efficient and able to work well independently and in a small team.

-- Have some experience using InDesign.

-- Be willing to relocate to the South Coast of Massachusetts.

Beaver Dam Partners is a 14-year-old Wareham, MA-based company, publishing free weekly newspapers and their associated websites. Current titles are: Wareham Week (WarehamWeekToday.com);  Sippican Week (SippicanWeekToday.com) serving Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester; Dartmouth Week (DartmouthWeekToday.com); and Nemasket Week (NemasketWeekToday.com) serving Middleboro and Lakeville. Professionally produced with our commitment to "tight, bright and right," all are locally focused and read by just about everyone in our communities. 

Want to join us? Send your resume to sawyer@beaverdampartners.com and tell us why!

 

 

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