Experienced Reporter

The Jonesboro Sun, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Date PostedApril 12, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified

Experienced reporter

The  Jonesboro Sun is looking for its next staff writer, but we’re not looking for just anybody.

If you’re tired of rewriting press releases or writing “Top 10” list stories, or tired of being a one-man show at a small weekly or daily, we have an opportunity for you.   

Can you see the big picture of what a story means to a community? Do you think journalism still matters? Are you addicted to news? 

A bachelor's degree — preferably in journalism or communications — is required, as well as a minimum of five years of prior reporting experience at a daily newspaper. 

If you would like to continue your career at a newspaper that prides itself on in-depth newspaper reporting and holding government officials accountable, this could be the job you've been looking for.

We’re seeking a staff writer who isn’t afraid to challenge city hall, the county courthouse or university officials. 

Duties will include general assignment reporting as well as beat-specific responsibilities, with government reporting as a priority. This position requires some night and weekend shifts.

The Jonesboro Sun, which publishes mornings seven days a week, offers competitive pay with benefits, including vacation time, health insurance and a matching 401k retirement plan.

Located in the Mississippi Delta, Jonesboro is a thriving city with a population of about 77,000 in Northeast Arkansas, located between the Rock N’ Roll Highway and Graceland.

Memphis, Tenn., is a one-hour drive via an interstate highway. Nashville, Tenn., Biloxi, Miss., and St. Louis, Mo., are easy weekend destinations.

Jonesboro is also home to Arkansas State University, which has a main campus enrollment of about 13,200 and offers graduate programs in a variety of disciplines. 

If you think you’ve got what it takes, send a résumé and at least five work examples to: Editor Chris Wessel at cwessel@jonesborosun.com, or 518 Carson St., Jonesboro, Ar., 72401.

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