O'Rourke Media Group

Saint Albans, Vermont

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Date Posted September 16, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Specialty Local News
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary $35,000 to $40,000


Reporter-Saint Albans Messenger

We are looking for a reporter at the Saint Albans Messenger (Vermont) who is passionate about telling stories that matter to our community -- someone who is fair, accurate, and ethical. You will be joining a super-talented Editorial team that is equally excited to be writing about the people and events that make Saint Albans and Franklin County a great place to live.

The Saint Albans Messenger is a twice weekly newspaper that acts like a daily with website, which has on average 80,000 monthly users and generates over 8MM page views a year. 

The successful candidate for this position is someone who knows how to cover hard news and loves to write about people and their passions; someone who knows that a good interview is often a good conversation and knows when to ask the tough questions but also when to listen. The ideal candidate has exceptional writing skills and is willing to put in the extra effort and research to deliver an engaging story. They will be passionate about their own photography.

Saint Albans is in Franklin County, Vermont, a vibrant market with an estimated population of 50,000, is just 35 minutes from Burlington, close to Lake Champlain and many of the top skiing mountains in the state.    

Qualifications for this position include:

  • Degree in journalism or a related field.  Recent college grads with internship or college newspaper experience will be considered.
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines and report the news as it happens.
  • Superior language, writing and editing skills.
  • Some photography -- both still and video -- and associated editing software experience.
  • Able to work a variety of schedules, including evenings, nights, and weekends.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and under pressure.
  • A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.

If this sounds like the perfect position for you, we would love to hear from you.  Apply with your resume along with relevant samples of your work to Publisher Jim O’Rourke at   

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