Date Posted September 20, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Politics
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://heraldextra.com

Description:

Government and news reporter

This reporting position helps plan and produce engaging stories of both broad, general interest and on specific topics revolving around the southern Utah County community and local government and politics. The reporter will become ingrained in the local community, becoming an expert on who’s who and what’s what of southern Utah County cities and the political big wigs that enact policy and legislation for the county and state.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Conducts and/or participates in story, art, photo and design planning sessions to successfully integrate all elements into effective story packages on a diversity of subjects that are meaningful and helpful to readers from all walks of life.

In addition to writing stories for print and online products, this position will also produce content for the Daily Herald’s social media platforms. For instance, when covering a campaign event, the reporter might also simultaneously be live tweeting, Instagramming or streaming on Facebook. A strong knowledge of all these networking platforms is vital for interaction with our reader base.

An ideal candidate:

 

The ideal candidate will embrace our passion for community journalism and excitement in breaking news situations.

The Daily Herald has a Sunday circulation of more than 20,000, with a strong emphasis on digital platforms which attract an average of 600,000 users monthly. As a part of Ogden Newspapers, the Daily Herald is partnered with the Ogden Standard Examiner, which means stories of regional and state relevance and impact may run in both publications, generating further reach and a broader audience for content.

As part of Ogden Newspapers, the Daily Herald offers a full benefits package, along with a professional and comfortable work environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism or another related field.

Qualifications: 1-3 years of journalism experience. Those with knowledge of Utah – its leaders, cities, topics important to residents and events – will have an advantage.

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