Chickasaw Journal editor/reporter

Journal Inc., Houston, Mississippi

Date PostedApril 11, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Websitehttp://www.djournal.com/chickasaw
Description:

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal is looking for an energetic editor/reporter to run our publication in Chickasaw County. The ideal candidate will provide regular coverage of general news and features in Houston, Okolona and throughout Chickasaw County. This person will provide content for both the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal and the Chickasaw Journal, and they must have a digital-first mindset when producing content for the daily publication and handle production of the weekly product.

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 business, education, health and other topical areas.
  3. Recommend and/or take photographs as needed.
  4. Create content for special sections, as assigned.
  5. Make sure contributed content (press releases, columns, etc) are properly entered into our CMS for digital/print.
  6. Manage social media accounts for the Chickasaw Journal.

Send your resume, cover letter and at least three samples of your work to Daily/Digial Editor Elizabeth Walters, elizabeth.walters@journalinc.com.


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