Business/features writer for Hamilton County Herald

Westview Publishing LLC

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Date Posted May 13, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Business/Technology
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Telecommute? Hybrid
Job Status Full-time

Description:

We are seeking a talented and creative writer for news and features focused on the legal and real estate communities for the Hamilton County Herald. Candidate would need to live in the Chattanooga area and work remotely. The Herald is a for-profit arm of Westview Publishing LLC, which also publishes The Nashville Ledger and Knoxville Ledger.

Job Duties:

  • Develop sources in the legal and real estate industries
  • Write/edit weekly cover and secondary features of people and trends within those industries
  • Gather (through email, online and human avenues) and rework general interest press releases that can be used in standalone, briefs and newsmakers columns
  • Participate in short weekly Zoom staff meetings
  • Proof production pages as necessary
  • If interest and time allow, write short, entertainment-driven features such as restaurant reviews and event previews

Skills required:

  • Strong researching, interviewing, writing and editing skills
  • Comfortable asking difficult questions and digging further when needed
  • Able to work quickly and accurately within tight time frames
  • Excellent at communication and relationship-building
  • Strong team player who can work alone and collaborate easily with others
  • Familiar with Associated Press Style
  • Photography skills preferred

Benefits:

  • Paid time off
  • Life insurance
  • 401k
  • HSA
  • Health insurance
  • Dental
  • Flexible work schedule

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.

Please submit your resume and writing samples for consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $35,000.00 - $40,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Choose your own hours

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