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General Assignment Reporter

Florida Keys Free Press, Tavernier, Florida

Date Posted July 27, 2020
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty General Assignment
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website https://keysnews.com/article/publication/florida-keys-free-press/

Description:


Job Summary
Candidates must have strong writing, research and people skills. The position requires ability to take photographs for assigned territory, its online editions and also to share content with the company's other publications. Duties include assigned beat work of newsworthy items. Enterprise and feature stories encouraged to round out each week's production with accompanying photographs.

Proficiency with the Internet and social media 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

 

Requirements

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

 

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.

 

Education

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

For immediate consideration, please send resume, cover letter, and 3-4 examples of your writing to Dan Campbell at dcampbell@keysnews.com

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.

 

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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