SENIOR REPORTER (Homer, AK)

Sound Publishing, Inc.

Homer, Alaska

Date Posted November 08, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty General Assignment
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified
Website http://www.soundpublishing.com

Description:

SENIOR REPORTER (Homer, Alaska)


The Homer News (www.homernews.com) seeks a senior reporter to cover the communities of  Alaska’s Southern Kenai Peninsula, with a focus on the city of Homer. The ideal candidate will be interested in covering a diversity of community events and issues — everything from arts and public safety to fishing, business, sports, the environment, and local government. 

 

Part of Sound Publishing, the Homer News is a sister paper to the other two Alaska papers operated by Sound, the Kenai Peninsula Clarion and the Juneau Empire, the newspaper of Alaska’s state capital.

 

The senior reporter will be the lead reporter at the weekly Homer News and create weekly copy for the print edition and breaking news for the web. Beyond completing weekly assigned stories, reporters are expected to develop leads and generate story ideas. The senior reporter  will have responsibility for day-to-day operations in the Homer News editorial office, and work under the supervision of an editor based in Kenai. Homer News staff collaborate with the Clarion and the Empire in covering regional and state news.


Roughly the size of West Virginia, the Kenai Peninsula is home to about 50,000 people spread across a number of small communities. The area includes access to Kachemak Bay State Park, the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Chugach National Forest, as well as numerous glaciers, rivers and lakes. World-class recreational opportunities include fishing, hiking, skiing, boating, camping and hunting.


Minimum Qualifications: Must have a valid driver's license and be properly insured. Candidates should also have a bachelor’s degree in journalism or similar major and requisite experience. Computer and photography skills and working knowledge of AP style are necessary. A strong candidate will also have experience at a weekly or community newspaper. A master’s degree in journalism or writing may count for experience.


This is a full-time position that includes excellent benefits: medical, dental, life insurance, a 401(k) with company match, and paid time off. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume and clips to careers@soundpublishing.com. Note ATTN: REPHOM in the subject line.
Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly supports diversity. Please visit our website to learn more about us: www.soundpublishing.com  or www.homernews.com.

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