Education/Health Care Reporter

Standard-Examiner & Daily Herald, PROVO, Utah

Date Posted March 24, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified

Description:

This reporting position helps plan and produce engaging stories of both broad, general interest and on specific topics revolving around Utah County education and health care.

The reporter will become ingrained in the local community, becoming an expert on who’s who and what’s what of education and health care, including: Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University and the county’s public school systems. In health care, expertise will be expected with our system of health care providers.

The Daily Herald has a strong emphasis on print products, with a partnering 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 its sister paper, the Standard-Examiner, which means stories of regional and state relevance and impact publish in both publications, generating further reach across the Wasatch Front and a broader audience for content as the third and fourth largest newspapers in the state of Utah.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Duties include the following:

Conducts and/or participates in story, art, photo planning 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.

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.

SKILLS

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

Interested candidates should send their Resume, cover letter and clips to Executive Editor Tyler Maffitt tmaffitt@heraldextra.com.

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