Breaking News/Trending Reporter

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo, Mississippi

Date PostedFebruary 28, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttp://www.djournal.com
Description:

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal in Tupelo is looking for an energetic and aggressive journalist to serve as our breaking news/trending reporter.

This is a new position for the Daily Journal, as we place more emphasis on our growing digital product. This reporter will provide regular coverage of breaking news and general news with an eye toward content with the potential of trending online. The ideal candidate will be able to react to developing and trending news while bringing perspective to the story. Urgency and frequency is the key to this job, but the reporter should be able to bring strong reporting and writing skills to every story. The job will cross various areas of the newsroom, so the ability to communicate and work well with others is vital. This reporter will join the digital team, so the ability to assist with social media production and responding to audience needs will be required.

The Daily Journal is a 25,000-circulation locally owned newspaper focused on both print and digital growth. We offer a competitive pay and benefits package. Tupelo is a city recognized as a model in national community development circles through the years. Tupelo, birthplace of Elvis, has more amenities than the typical city of 37,000 and is located within easy driving distance of Memphis and Birmingham and about an hour from both the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University.

Send a resume, cover letter and at least three samples of your work to Elizabeth Walters, daily/digital editor, elizabeth.walters@journalinc.com.


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