Staff reporter

The Palladium-Times, Oswego, New York

Date Posted November 27, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary $500 per week
Website http://www.oswegocountynewsnow.com

Description:

The Palladium-Times, the only daily newspaper in Oswego County, New York, is looking for a skilled reporter to cover breaking news, education and features. We are looking to hire immediately.

The Palladium-Times is a six-day-a-week, 5,300-circulation newspaper specializing in local news that our readers can’t find elsewhere. Candidates need to be comfortable writing a variety of stories each day. It’s not unusual for our reporters to cover city or county court in the morning, interview sources for a feature story in the afternoon, and top the day off with a city or county meeting that night.

While the available position has an established beat, the area offers countless opportunities for reporters to chase articles outside their set responsibilities. Two local nuclear plants are frequently in the news, and the Port of Oswego Authority and two local colleges are fountains for story ideas. We’re looking for someone who is eager to cover established news topics, but also someone who wants to find fresh story ideas.

While the editor does assign stories on occasion, reporters are largely responsible for finding their own stories to report and for keeping up with all news on their respective beats. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, someone who is hungry to learn all they can about local government and schools and the people who make up Oswego County, and report the information quickly and accurately to our readers.

Reporters are usually asked to write two stories per day, with find photos to go with at least one of their daily stories.

Experience preferred, but not required. Experience with photography a plus.

Interested candidates can forward resumes and three-to-five clips to Seth Wallace at editor@palltimes dot com

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $500/week

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