Reporter

Herald Journal

Logan, Utah

Date Posted February 08, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty General Assignment
Job Status Full-time

Description:

Adams Publishing Group's Western Division has an opening for a reporter to help cover Logan and Cache County, Utah, for The Herald Journal. Stories can range from an economic development project involving solar energy to an unusual murder case.

Recent college graduates — ideally those with an online-first background, plus experience covering public safety, breaking news and/or feature writing for a college newspaper or internship — are highly encouraged to apply. Photography and/or videography experience is also helpful.

Please email five (5) samples of your work, including at least one breaking news story, at least one feature story and either a JPEG photo or video portfolio, to Managing Editor Tim Epperson at tepperson@hjnews.com

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Grow audiences by delivering well-written content;
  • Perform research on different topics;
  • Analyze and interpret findings by breaking down data;
  • Beat reporting: deliver a wide range of work that covers all aspects: daily stories, profiles, news features, exclusive news and watchdog reports;
  • Uncover newsworthy stories/breaking news;
  • Interview key people (witnesses, sources etc.);
  • Write content with readers needs in mind;
  • Ensure your pieces are accurate and objective;
  • Establish contacts and sources to use in future research;
  • Maintain notes in written or electronic form;
  • Contribute to content idea generation for publication;
  • Stay up-to-date with local, national and international affairs;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field.
  • Previous journalism experience is preferred, but recent college graduates will be considered. Please include five (5) samples of your work.
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Multimedia/social media knowledge and experience.
  • Knowledge of photography when staff photographer is not available.
  • Broadly applied software including Google products, and photography skills (video skills preferred but not required).
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.

Logan, the Cache Valley and Northern Utah is a treasure to the outdoor enthusiasts with many opportunities for skiing, hiking, biking and viewing spectacular landscapes and wildlife. It is also home to Utah State University with 22,000 students and the home of several high-tech firms and industries. Interested journalists who value community journalists are encouraged to apply ASAP.

Excellent benefits including health, vision, dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 401k program and more!

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

 

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