St. Lawrence County reporter

Watertown Daily Times, Potsdam, New York

Date Posted January 13, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The Watertown Daily Times has an immediate reporter opening in its St. Lawrence County bureau. The Times is seeking applications from curious and intuitive journalists, people who aren’t afraid to go out and meet others, people who are genuinely interested in getting to know a new place they can grow to call home. 

Our bureau is located in Massena, in northern St. Lawrence County along the U.S.-Canadian border, but the chosen candidate has the option to write from home after reporting in the community.

This candidate must be able to work independently. Our system allows for instant communication and transmission of breaking news stories to editors in a timely manner.

The ideal candidate for this job will have strong communication skills, work well under deadline pressure and have the versatility and intellectual curiosity necessary to juggle a variety of tasks. The paper is situated in a competitive media market, so those with a strong sense of news urgency will stand out.

In this role, the reporter will be responsible for covering the village of Potsdam, a high-energy college town in St. Lawrence County, as well as the county Board of Legislators. While this reporter will have stories regularly to cover off their beat, we encourage our staff to pursue story ideas they wish to cover. Our newsroom is a collaborative environment, and all ideas are welcome. Our editors expect reporters to go beyond meeting coverage and pursue in-depth reporting that will keep our readers informed. There’s a lot happening the the village and county right now.

The Watertown Daily Times is the flagship newspaper of the Johnson Newspaper Corporation, with roots in Watertown stretching back to the 1800s. The paper has been owned by the Johnson family of Watertown for four generations. 

Johnson Newspaper Corporation is based in Watertown, New York, and publishes daily and weekly newspapers across the state, including the north country, Western New York and the Hudson Valley.

Send all application materials, including a cover letter, resume, clips and references to Managing Editor Brian Kelly (, Assistant Managing Editor Sydney Schaefer ( and St. Lawrence County Editor Tom Graser (

The Johnson Newspaper Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

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