Date Posted June 04, 2024
Industry Newspapers, Magazines / Publishing, Digital Media
Specialty General Assignment
Job Status Full-time


Looking to work with the top daily newspaper in Wyoming? The Sheridan Press needs an experienced general assignment reporter to join its team.
The general assignment position will write news stories on a diverse variety of subjects as assigned by the editorial team.
The Sheridan Press is a 24/7 newsroom publishing news and information digitally, socially and in a 6 day a week print publication. Reporters are supported through mentoring, flexible hours and a mix of pitching stories and workshopping ideas with leadership and their peers.
Reporters work in an office located in the center of Sheridan, with ample access to everything the county has to offer, including outdoor adventures, a hopping live music and craft brew scene, cozy coffee shops and constant activities from which to fill a weekend to-do list.

Desired attributes of an ideal general assignment candidate:
1. Flexibility: A general assignment beat reporter can cover a wide range of topics, from local events to breaking news, without being confined to a specific subject area. This flexibility allows them to respond quickly to developing stories and provide comprehensive coverage across various beats.
2. Broad Knowledge Base: General assignment reporters need to be well-rounded individuals with a broad knowledge base. They should be able to research and understand diverse topics quickly, enabling them to report accurately on a wide range of subjects.
3. Adaptability: Stories can emerge unexpectedly. General assignment reporters must be adaptable and ready to pivot to new assignments at a moment's notice, demonstrating agility in covering breaking news.
4. Versatility: With a general assignment beat, reporters have the opportunity to hone a variety of skills, including interviewing, investigative journalism, writing and multimedia reporting. This versatility makes them valuable assets to any newsroom, capable of tackling different types of assignments with proficiency.
5. Networking: General assignment reporters often interact with a wide range of sources and stakeholders within the community. Building and maintaining strong relationships with these contacts is essential for gathering information and securing interviews for stories across different beats.

The Sheridan Press offers excellent benefits, including:
• Health insurance, dental and vision
• Generous paid time off
• Flexible schedule
• Family-friendly atmosphere and benefits

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