Southeast Missourian/Rust Communications

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

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Date Posted November 19, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Southeast Missourian seeks photographer/writer

The Southeast Missourian seeks photographer/writer interested in creating engaging content for the newspaper’s online audience, working in a collaborative team environment where innovation is encouraged and celebrated. This candidate will be working for a family-owned media company in Cape Girardeau’s vibrant downtown that combines big city attractions, a state university and small town charm.  

The successful candidate must be able to write interesting stories and take compelling photographs for a 24-hour online news cycle + three-day print product. This individual will have a good grasp of key elements to good online storytelling. Story ideation is important as is the ability to write compelling content on a variety of news topics.

The Southeast Missourian has grown digital subscriptions 350% 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 multiple times, and day to day puts out meaningful and useful content to readers.

The ideal candidate will have:

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. It was one of 30 news organizations — out of 300 applicants across North America — selected earlier this year to participate in a program with the Facebook Journalism Project.

The Southeast Missourian covers a metro area anchored by Cape Girardeau, which is a thriving community with four hospitals, a university, and a bustling downtown district on the riverfront of the Mississippi. In addition to its news 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 the position. Applications should be submitted to assistant publisher Lucas Presson at

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