General Assignment Reporter

Huron Daily Tribune

Bad Axe, Michigan

Date Posted May 12, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable



A digital-minded reporter writes for online and print publication with several deadlines throughout the day. As a reporter, you discover innovative ways to deliver quality and engaging content, collaborate with a diverse team and build authentic relationships with the community.

The position demands strong writing and reporting skills and good news judgment. A reporter needs to be able to self-assign, re-prioritize in real time and keep digital production first.

A reporter must strive to present an accurate, well-balanced explanation of the stories they cover, build an arsenal of contacts and make themselves known in the community for both breaking news items and more in-depth, enterprise stories.

The reporter submits stories daily and enriches stories with multimedia assets.


A reporter creates content to attract digital subscribers and to optimize content for digital audiences across web and social media platforms. A reporter is also responsible for finding news leads and further developing professional skills through company training.

Extensive knowledge of AP style writing is necessary in addition to trending style changes. Time management and basic knowledge of photography are a plus to the success of the position.

A reporter should have knowledge of social media platforms and ongoing events in addition to working in content management systems. Training available.

Staff meetings and communication for content planning purposes will occur.


Candidates interested in the reporter position should submit a cover letter, resume and samples of written work and photography.


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What are the measures of success for this position?





communicate effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience.


About Hearst Midwest Media Group


By joining the Huron Daily Tribune, a publication of Hearst Midwest, a multimedia reporter becomes a family member of a media group that produces news with a hyper-local purpose.

With one of the oldest news gathering media in Michigan and Illinois – Hearst Midwest Community Group – and our corresponding news websites, we have a serious journalistic commitment to provide local, watchdog and investigative reporting that impacts the areas we serve.

Hearst is one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. At Hearst, we offer all the industry leading benefits you need to both feel and be your best. From financial wellbeing to personal care, our programs are modern, flexible and designed to focus on the whole person. We want our employees to have a healthy, rewarding, balanced and meaningful experience — both at work and in life.