Chickasaw Journal editor/reporter

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Houston, Mississippi

Date PostedMarch 14, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNegotiable
Websitehttps://www.djournal.com/chickasaw/
Description:

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal is looking for an energetic and aggressive journalist to serve as our editor and reporter for the Chickasaw Journal.

This reporter will provide regular coverage of general news and features in Houston, Okolona and Chickasaw County. The ideal candidate will provide content for both the Chickasaw Journal and the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. This person must have a digital-first mindset when producing content for the daily publication in Tupelo and oversee production of the weekly product in Chickasaw County. The ideal candidate will be able to react to developing and trending news for the community and will collaborate with the Tupelo-based subject area reports in coverage of business, education, health and other topical areas.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provide timely, interesting and relevant coverage of Houston, Okolona and Chickasaw County through spot news and enterprise, focusing on local government and community issues, trends, events and personalities.
  2. Collaborate with Tupelo-based subject area reporters in coverage of enterprise stories.
  3. Recommend and/or take photographs as needed.
  4. Meet productivity goals set by the daily/digital editor.

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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