General Assignment Reporter

Adams Publishing Group/The Star Democrat, Easton, Maryland

Date Posted May 21, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty General Assignment
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $32-$34K


Job Summary
Candidates must have strong writing, research and people skills. The position requires ability to take photographs and video for The Star Democrat & The Sunday Star, its 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 of 10 stories a week with accompanying photographs and video as well as digital postings. 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 required. Demonstrated ability to multi-task.

Technology Skills      

Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, Mozilla suite products and TownNews content management systems is preferred along with experience in social media, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Photography experience is a requirement.


Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field preferred.

For immediate consideration, please send resume, cover letter and 3-4 examples of your best writing to Human Resource at 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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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