Lead Reporter

Rocky Mount Telegram, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Date Posted July 23, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty General Assignment
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $28,080-$31,200
Website http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/


Job Summary 
Candidates must have strong writing, research and people skills. The position requires ability to take photographs and videoits online editions and also to share content with the company's other publications. Duties include assigned beat work of meetings; police and fire coverage and other spot news, and court coverage. Enterprise and feature stories strongly encouraged to round out each week's production with accompanying photographs and video. Specialty areas of interests such as environment, health, and science encouraged. Proficiency with the Internet, social media and video taking required. This is a full-time position, with weeknight and weekend assignments part of the job.

Job Functions

The successful candidate must be flexible, attentive to details, diplomatic, able to take direction, and able to multitask. This position will work with different personality types and across a number of publications. Candidates for this position should have strong interpersonal skills and client orientation and exhibit an ability to work effectively with internal and external contacts as a team member as well as a team leader. 

Essential Functions:

Minimum Requirements:

Prior reporting/editing experience preferred.

Demonstrated ability to multi-task.

Must have own transportation.   

Technology Skills:      

Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is helpful. Ability to use Facebook and Twitter and other social media preferred.


Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field strongly preferred.


Interested candidates should forward their resumes and 3-4 examples of their writing to Kyle Stephens at kstephens@ncweeklies.com 


The fringe benefits include medical (split between employer and employee), dental and vision options (employee paid). There are three company-sponsored benefits, including short-term disability, long-term disability and a term life insurance policy. The company pays for these six major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day). In addition, employees accrue 3.33 hours of paid leave per pay period in the first year of employment (80 hours) and increasing to 5.0 hours per pay period (120 hours) after their one-year anniversary of employment. The company has the option of making a discretionary match to the 401K retirement plan after year’s end.


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