Date Posted September 16, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
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Job Status Not Specified
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Description:

The Keene Sentinel, an independent, family-owned community news organization serving southwestern New Hampshire, is looking for an enthusiastic reporter to work in a lively news environment.

Drawing from its rich local legacy as one of the oldest newspapers in the United States – founded in 1799 – The Sentinel practices innovative, forward-looking approaches that have generated significant community support. Through work with organizations such as Trusting News and the Poynter Institute, this includes cross-departmental initiatives to increase media literacy and credibility; transform our criminal justice coverage to hold law-enforcement agencies accountable and directly and deeply engage with those we serve.  

This full-time position, to start as soon as feasible, provides an excellent opportunity to work and grow professionally in a digital-first newsroom that values mentorship, and to do powerful, collaborative work with measurable impact. The Sentinel publishes throughout the week on its various digital platforms, as well as in its six-day print newspaper. Though this reporter would need to live in or relocate to New Hampshire’s Monadnock Region (or nearby Vermont), staff are afforded flexibility in their environment via a blend of in-person and remote work, and this position comes with the option of a four-day week. 

The right candidate is ambitious, asks questions, follows a hunch and will get into the community to do the type of reporting that makes journalism meaningful. Applicants must have the self-discipline, drive and time-management skills to juggle daily assignments, with the diligence and ambition to tackle thoughtful enterprise pieces.  

Tell us how you fit the bill, and how you will make our paper better.  

The Sentinel is an equal opportunity employer and offers a comprehensive benefits package and an excellent working environment. We believe attracting and retaining diverse staff is crucial to serving our community and fulfilling our mission.

Please send your cover letter, resume and at least four writing samples to Executive Editor-Local News Anika Clark at aclark@keenesentinel.com. No phone calls, please.  

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