Staff reporter

Lawrence Journal-World, Lawrence, Kansas

Date Posted June 13, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://ljworld.com

Description:

Newspaper and digital media company in vibrant Midwestern college town is seeking a talented reporter to cover a variety of community issues. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about the community, self-motivated, resourceful, curious, and adept at generating accurate, interesting stories. Speed, accuracy and polish are required for our digital-first operation. 

The successful applicant will be assigned a beat to cover, and will be expected to produce both daily coverage and enterprise stories that are of a greater breadth and depth. A beat will be assigned based on the talents of the reporter. The staff of the Journal-World covers many topics, including crime and public safety, local government, state government, higher education, consumer news, health, and the environment, among others. 

The Journal-World operates a seven-day morning newspaper that is delivered to about 10,000 households in Lawrence and northeast Kansas. In addition, the company operates LJWorld.com, a comprehensive news website that attracts about 25,000 daily users and is supported by a strong base of digital subscribers. 

Lawrence is a growing community of about 100,000 people, and is a short 30-minute drive from the Kansas City metropolitan area. Lawrence is home to the University of Kansas, and offers a host of cultural and sporting amenities to its residents. 

The position offers a competitive wage based on experience and qualifications. The company's benefits package includes health insurance, paid vacation, sick leave, and a 401(k) retirement plan. 

Applicants should send a resumé and three writing samples to Managing Editor Kim Callahan at kcallahan@ljworld.com. Finalists also should be prepared to take a writing test as part of the interview process. 

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.