River Valley Democrat-Gazette

Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Date Posted March 29, 2024
Industry Newspapers
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The River Valley Democrat-Gazette has an exciting opportunity for an entry-level reporter to cover the vibrant, smaller cities surrounding Fort Smith. The ideal candidate will be eager to develop sources, engage with community leaders, and have a thirst for learning. The candidate will be responsible for delivering news on deadline and performing other assigned duties. Additionally, they will have the chance to create compelling features that showcase the unique people and places that make the River Valley a special place to live and work.

We’re seeking a dynamic reporter who can craft engaging stories across multiple platforms, including social media. This role, which may involve some evening and weekend work, reports to the River Valley Democrat-Gazette editor. While a college degree is preferred, we also value relevant experience. Proficiency in AP style and a solid understanding of journalism principles are essential. Experience at a college, weekly, or daily publication is a definite advantage.

At the River Valley Democrat-Gazette, we believe in supporting our employees both personally and professionally. Our comprehensive benefits package includes paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, personal days, and parental leave. We also provide extensive health, dental, vision, and other insurance coverage to help you stay healthy. For your future, we offer long-term disability and retirement plans. And when you need additional support, our Employee Assistance Program is there for you.

This is a safety-sensitive position. Candidates must pass drug screening and background checks and have a satisfactory driving record.

The River Valley Democrat-Gazette takes pride in being an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, or any other legally protected class or status.

The River Valley is exploding with opportunity and growth. If you think you’re the right person to help us tell its story, send your resume, writing samples, and multimedia to Lisa Thompson at

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