Reporter

The Loudoun Times-Mirror

Leesburg, Virginia

Date Posted January 14, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website https://www.loudountimes.com

Description:

The award-winning Loudoun Times-Mirror newspaper and LoudounTimes.com, based in Leesburg, Virginia, is seeking a news reporter to work in our fast-paced, diverse county of more than 400,000 residents. Loudoun County is part of the Washington, D.C.–Arlington–Alexandria Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Required qualifications include:

• A tireless work ethic, devotion to the fact sand the ability to hold people in powerful positions accountable.

• A proven ability to quickly write accurate and compelling copy.

• Familiarity with AP style, shooting photographs and using social media to promote stories.

• Must possess a valid driver's license and have access to a motor vehicle.

• A bachelor's degree in journalism or related field.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills:

• Ability to shoot and edit video.

• Experience covering local government, politics, education or business.

• At least two years' experience in a professional newsroom.

The position is for 40 hours a week and offers competitive pay, vacation time and medical benefits. The reporter will produce between 6-10 stories a week. The opportunity for some teleworking is included, and schedules can be reasonably flexible. The Loudoun Times-Mirror is delivered weekly to more than 32,000 homes in Loudoun County, one of the fastest-growing and wealthiest counties in the nation. LoudounTimes.com, which is updated daily with breaking and feature news, draws thousands of daily visitors.

Please send a cover letter, resume with references and five published clips (links are fine) to LTMeditor@loudountimes.com. Include “reporter” in the subject line.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.