Breaking news/crime reporter

Rust Communications/Southeast Missourian, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

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


Southeast Missourian seeks breaking news/crime reporter

The Southeast Missourian seeks journalist interested in helping create content for the newspaper’s breaking news and crime coverage.

The successful candidate must be able to craft stories on the fly for a 24-hour online news cycle + three-day print product and will be responsible for basic photography while working with staff photographers on more nuanced art.

The Southeast Missourian has grown digital subscriptions 301% since March 2018.

The talented team includes a mix of veteran and young reporters and an aggressive news, photo and sports staff. The staff has won an award for best investigative reporting in the state of Missouri three years running, but day to day puts out meaningful and useful content to readers.

The ideal candidate will have:

1-3 years of journalism experience
Ability to create on-deadline textual and visual content for print and digital products.
The ability to work effectively in a team
A commitment to listening to and engaging audiences
A desire to have fun and enjoy life with colleagues while working in a noble profession that is vital to our community

The Southeast Missourian was one of 10 newspapers in North America selected by Google, Local Media Association, and FTI Consulting for an accelerated project on digital subscriptions. It has previously been involved with Google on three other cutting edge projects, as well as being a technology testing ground for the Associated Press.

The Southeast Missourian covers a metro area anchored by Cape Girardeau, which is a thriving community with three hospitals, a university, and a bustling downtown district on the riverfront of the Mississippi. In addition to its core newspaper products, Rust Communications operates a marketing agency, events division, and magazine operation in Cape Girardeau.

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter describing why they would be a fit for this position. Applications should be submitted to assistant publisher Lucas Presson at


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