Vallejo Times Herald

Vallejo, California

Date Posted February 01, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time




A general assignment reporter will cover a wide range of news topics for Vallejo and Solano County Community. The primary responsibility is to gather information, conduct interviews, and write news stories on various subjects.


What you will do:

  • Conduct research on assigned topics, gather information from various sources, and verify the authenticity of the information obtained.

  • Involve in-person interviews, phone calls, or email correspondence

  • Write clear, accurate, and engaging news stories for publication ensuring that the stories are well-structured, coherent, and adhere to the organization's editorial standards and guidelines

  • Meet tight deadlines and deliver news stories on time; two byline stories per day Work efficiently under pressure, especially in the case of breaking news situations

  • Cover specific beats or areas of interest, such as politics, crime, education, health, or entertainment

  • Build relationships within the community to identify important issues and stories Attend public events and meetings to stay informed about local developments

  • Collaborate with other reporters, editors, and colleagues in the newsroom

  • Be adaptable and open to learning new skills and tools


What you will bring:

  • Journalism experience, AP style knowledge and the ability to quickly compile accurate reporting on a variety of topics

  • Strong writing and communication skills; spelling and grammar skills required

  • Experience working with various technologies for the position including PC laptops, digital cameras and recording equipment

  • Good people skills are necessary for conducting interviews with sources

  • Bachelor's degree preferred; experience in a professional journalism newsroom preferred

  • Excellent research and investigative abilities

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Multimedia skills, including photo and video editing, are often preferred

  • Previous experience in reporting or internships with media organizations is a plus

Who we are:


The Vallejo Times-Herald, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is a nearly-daily newspaper in the city of Vallejo, California. It is printed six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


The hourly wage is $17.00. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, time in role, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, MediaNews Group offers a comprehensive benefits package, and 401K plan (all benefits are based on eligibility).


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