Reporter

LaFollette Press

LaFollette, Tennessee

Date Posted September 08, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified

Description:

Reporter — LaFollette Press

The LaFollette Press, an award-winning weekly newspaper in Tennessee, has an immediate opening for a reporter.

LaFollette, Tennessee, sits roughly a half-hour drive away from Knoxville in beautiful Campbell County. The locale is known for its gorgeous mountains and lakes and vibrant tourism economy. Tourism is such a big part of the area that the Press produces a four-times-a-year summer magazine called Norris Life, which is one of several special magazines the newspaper produces over the course of the calendar year.

The reporter would report directly to the editor and serve as the newspaper’s chief news reporter, primarily covering the county commission, courts and crime. The job would also include compiling and formatting the paper’s obituaries.

The reporter job is a full-time, hourly position, complete with benefits.

The Press seeks a self-motivated individual, willing to go the extra mile to not only cover the basics but also to search for something more — that scoop that readers will be talking about with their friends.

The job will also include taking photographs at events that the accepted candidate will cover.

The Press is a team atmosphere. While staff have assigned roles that is their forte, the newsroom works together to produce the best product possible. It’s not uncommon for say, the sports editor to help with election coverage. It’s a collaborative environment.

It’s the perfect job for a journalism student straight out of college or a veteran journalist looking to flex their muscles in a newspaper environment.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

— A journalism degree or equivalent experience

— Valid driver’s license with reliable access to a car

— Proficiency in grammar and AP style

— Ability to turn in stories on deadline

— Attention to detail

— Focus on how best to serve the readers

— Photo skills a plus but will train the right candidate

Email your resume and three examples of clips to robby@lafollettepress.com. We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible.

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