Entertainment/business reporter

Date PostedMay 24, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

The El Dorado News-Times is seeking an energetic reporter to cover entertainment and business in Union County, Arkansas. 

This beat includes covering the Murphy Arts District, a multimillion-dollar entertainment project in downtown El Dorado that included the opening of an outdoor amphitheater, indoor music hall, restaurant and cabaret stage in its first phase, which was completed in early 2018. The district’s second phase will include the rehabilitation of another concert space, the former Rialto Theater, as well as the opening of a new art gallery with space for artists-in-residence. The area is also home to several arts organizations and the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, promising a variety of feature and entertainment reporting opportunities.

Union County is also home to several major industries, including oil, timber and chemical operations. The candidate who takes on this position will maintain regular contact with the area Chamber of Commerce and other business and industry leaders to keep up with issues that affect that majority of the local workforce.

The ideal candidate is comfortable taking photos and video, and using social media. InDesign experience is preferred.

The newsroom is a team environment, and the chosen candidate must be a team player who can work well with others.

El Dorado is home to the Murphy Arts District, which has made national news bringing headline acts such as the X -Ambassadors, Brad Paisley, ZZ Top, Natasha Bedingfield, Train, Hunter Hayes, Ashley McBride, Chase Bryant, Migos, Robert Randolph & The Family and Smokey Robinson to the southern Arkansas area. 

To apply send your resume and clips to Managing Editor Madeleine Leroux at mleroux@eldoradonews.com or mail to El Dorado News-Times, P.O. Box 912, El Dorado, AR 71731. The El Dorado News-Times is a member of a newspaper and multimedia company that may provide promotion opportunities within the company. We are an equal opportunity employer offering paid vacation, sick time, 401-k, group insurance and a profit sharing program.


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