Business reporter


Owensboro, Kentucky

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Date Posted June 21, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer is seeking an experienced government/business reporter with an appetite for hard news.

The person should be able to cover government meetings to business developments, and possess a “watch dog” mentality and not be afraid to ask hard questions. We’re seeking someone with a nose for news, the ability to cultivate sources from all walks of life and a writing touch that is part hammer and part silk.

We’re looking for someone with at least three years of journalism experience, with newspapers being the preferred medium.

This candidate should be able to look beyond the surface of stories while being creative, relentless and passionate about telling our community’s stories in an impactful way. A four-year degree in journalism is preferred, but not necessary with comparable experience.

The successful candidate will have excellent writing and accurate reporting skills, a passion for local and regional journalism and the ability to meet deadlines. An excellent driving record is also a must.

Hours are primarily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F, with occasional Saturdays, Sundays and holidays required. We offer competitive pay and benefits.

The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer is a daily newspaper in western Kentucky and is part of a growing newspaper chain of small and mid-size dailies, primarily in the midwest and south.

Owensboro is a growing and thriving community along the Ohio River. It’s two hours from Louisville and Nashville, and about three hours from St. Louis, Cincinnati and Indianapolis.

Please send a cover letter, résume and clips to News Editor Scott Hagerman at or mail to Scott Hagerman, Messenger-Inquirer, 1401 Frederica St. Owensboro, Ky. 42301.

No phone calls please. 

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