Reporter for a thriving hyperlocal newspaper in Houston, TX

Community Impact Newspapers, Houston, Texas

Date PostedMarch 12, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyLocal News
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Disrupt the media industry status quo by joining our hyperlocal monthly print publication.

Yes, we pride ourselves on being a print-first media outlet, and our success proves we are influencing the future of news.
Community Impact Newspaper delivers 24 hyperlocal editions to more than 1.9 million homes throughout the Austin, Dallas and Houston areas. Each of the markets we serve has its own dedicated editorial, sales and design staff, just like a small, traditional community newspaper.

But we’re not small at all. We are a 200-person news enterprise that produces it own product—our printing plant opened in 2016. Editorial teams get their own Apple laptops, digital camera and other resources that only a growing newspaper company could provide.

Why are we so successful? We believe most people don’t want right- or left-leaning news—just the news, and preferably from their own backyard. Since 2005, we have provided local, useful news without any ulterior motive or agenda.

Reader feedback and independent surveys prove our readers appreciate this dedication to truth-telling. Come work here and find out for yourself.

More details about the opportunity:

Represent a community: Conroe/Montgomery Reporter

Earn a living: Starting at $32,000

Experience required: At least 1 year of prior experience with print or digital publication(s)

Represent us: Develop rapport with community leaders, business owners, elected officials, and the Average Joe and Jane residents we serve

Create content daily: Inform readers online between the print editions

Generate original story ideas: You’re afforded time to develop the story beyond the story

Create complex infographics: Our visuals tell a story, so we spend a ton of time on them

Take your own photographs: You’re a one stop shop—you report, write and shoot

Get better at writing: And reporting, because we have the time to perfect our work

Have a say in production: We work in small teams, so reporters help put together the paper

What we’re looking for:

• First-rate reporting and writing skills

• Comfort with writing news, features and alternative story formats

• Ability to analyze and interpret news events

• Expert AP Style knowledge

• Social media savvy

• Effective headline writing

• Excellent organizational and time-management skills

• Experience using digital tools such as Google tools, Adobe products and Microsoft Office

• Innovative mentality

• Neutral and impartial writing and reporting


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