Staff Writer

Cecil Whig/Newark Post, Elkton, Maryland

Date Posted November 11, 2019
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty General Assignment
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $30,000-$32,000
Website http://cecilwhig.com

Description:

The Cecil Whig and the Newark Post are looking to hire two reporters.

If you live in the Cecil County, MD/Newark, DE area and have a passion for community journalism, we have a committed and experienced newsroom for you!

Job Summary

Candidates must have strong writing, research and people skills. The position requires ability to take photographs and video for the Cecil Whig and The Newark Post, and potentially The Bargaineer, our online editions and also to coordinate content with the company's other publications.

Duties include assigned beat work of municipal meetings, education, local business, health, agriculture and other event and news coverage. Enterprise and feature stories round out each week's production of with accompanying photographs and at times video, as well as digital postings. Proficiency with online journalism, social media and video taking required. A positive attitude and the ability to grasp "the meat" of a story are essential to your success.

This is a full-time position, with weeknight and weekend assignments being commonplace.

Job Functions

The successful candidate must be flexible, attentive to detail, 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. You will report to a Managing Editor and Regional Executive Editor. 

 

 

 

Requirements

 

Essential Functions: Ability to write and to provide clean copy, take photos and video, and have strong organizational skills. Must be able to accept instruction and editing suggestions from editors. Must be able to work cooperatively with the public. Perform job duties and conduct self in accordance with company core values. Initiate and nurture effective, professional relationships with internal and external contacts.

Must adhere strictly to industry ethics.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Prior reporting/editing experience preferred.

Townnews or BLOX proficiency preferred, and willingness to quickly learn required.

Demonstrated ability to multi-task and handle quick turnaround on tight deadlines.

 

Must have own transportation. Work mileage reimbursed.

Bachelors degree.

 

EOE

 

For immediate consideration, please send your resume, 3-4 examples of your work (*if they are links, please check for user access to paid sites), and cover letter to include compensation requirements & desired career path.  B. Ray Perryman at bperryman@chespub.com

 

Benefits

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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