Reporter

Kent County News

Chestertown, Maryland

Date Posted November 16, 2022
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary $30,000 to $35,000
Website https://www.myeasternshoremd.com/kent_county_news/

Description:

Needed: A reporter for the Kent County News with experience covering local news and features, writing news content and working with digital and/or print media. The reporter will be responsible for finding stories and reporting in Kent County, based in Chestertown, Maryland. The reporter will file roughly 8 articles per week. 

The reporter will report to the editor of the Kent County News. 

Necessary Qualifications: 

  • Experience reporting and writing at a local newspaper or media outlet 

  • Attention to detail

  • Basic familiarity with photojournalism 

  • Familiarity with print journalism 

  • Ability to write on deadline and work independently 

  • An understanding of local journalism and its importance in a local community 

  • A passion for the Kent County community and basic knowledge of the area 

Writing, photography and social media skills of any level are a must. Video and other multimedia skills are a plus. You must be able to report and write accurately and fairly. 

The Kent County News covers and is situated in Kent County, Maryland right on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. We print once weekly and cultivate news, sports and features content throughout the week. Oversight in this role, after training, will be minimal. A self-starting, strong editor and manager is essential for this position. All content published in the Kent County News is at the final discretion of the editor. 

APG Media of Chesapeake, a division of family-owned Adams Publishing Group, has newspapers across the Chesapeake region with newsrooms full of talent. Adams Publishing Group also owns newspapers throughout the country, from Florida to Washington state, as well as other media and non-media operations. 

Benefits include health insurance and paid time off. 

Please email a cover letter, resume and writing clips to Executive Editor Jonathan Carter at jtcarter@chespub.com. For additional questions and information about the position, please email jtcarter@chespub.com

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