|Date Posted||June 18, 2019|
|Industry||Newspapers / Wires|
The Winona Daily News in southeast Minnesota has an opening for a talented and energetic full-time reporter.
We're an award winning small daily with a big heart that plays well above its level in covering local issues, and cares deeply about our commitment to community journalism. We're looking for a reporter and storyteller who's both aggressive and sensitive, who never shies away from the hard story while never failing to see the humanity in every story. Even the meeting stories. Or at least sometimes the meeting stories.
The ideal candidate should be comfortable with a range of reporting, from data-based pieces to narrative features. They should have experience with digital-first reporting and using emerging online platforms to break news and create new ways of telling stories using alternative forms, and multimedia. They should also be comfortable interacting with readers and promoting the paper's work using social media platforms. Most importantly, they should be ready to tell stories in new ways. Especially the meeting stories.
Why isn't this listing specifically for a cops and courts reporter, or an education report, or another beat? Because in a way, we're looking for a bit of all of the above. If you're looking to define your own expertise, niche or beat, your timing couldn't be better. You'll be arriving as we continue work to redefine how we cover our community in ways that are responsive and nimble and allow for diving deep into pressing issues.
If you're looking for quality of life — and you should be — you'd be hard-pressed to find better elsewhere. Winona offers a vibrant mix of arts and culture, including nationally renowned Shakespeare and classical music festivals, one of the largest regional music festivals, and a world-class art museum with works from van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, Picasso and others. There's the ability to get outdoors, to hike the rolling bluffs, canoe the Mississippi backwaters, ride mountain bike trails. With the presence of two major universities, there's never a shortage of local events. And there's no shortage of quirkiness in the area; we are, after all, a river town.
We're looking for someone with experience in journalism and communications, though recent graduates are more than welcome to apply. The Daily News is a Lee Enterprises paper and offers competitive salary and benefits.
Please include your resume, a cover letter, and 3-5 clips of your work with your application.