Help Wanted

Reporter
Casey County News

Job Title: Reporter
Company: Casey County News
Category: Print Journalist
Contact Person: Chris Ordway
Contacts Title: Publisher/Regional Manager
Email: cordway@thenewsenterprise.com
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City/State/Zip: Liberty, KY 42539
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Website: caseynews.net
Description:

The Casey County News, a weekly newspaper in Liberty, KY, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Reporter. This position is responsible for general assignment news and feature writing and reports directly to the General Manager/Editor of the newspaper. The successful candidate will be a multi-talented reporter, writer, photographer and paginator/page designer. The reporter must be dedicated to excelling at local coverage, identifying and producing enterprise stories, and coordinating and producing the weekly paper and special sections.

The Casey County News is the paid weekly newspaper of record serving the Liberty, Kentucky and Casey County market. It is distributed by mail to approximately 3,100 households in the local market and surrounding area. In addition to the weekly print edition, the newspaper also maintains an interactive web page at www.caseynews.net. The newspaper offers a competitive benefits package including optional medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated high ethical conduct and standards
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field desired, or one or more years of news writing experience required
  • Good photography, writing, researching and interview skills required
  • Competency in AP style with good grammar, spelling and punctuation skills required
  • Ability to use electronic page design applications including Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • Commitment to quality in all aspects from news coverage to design
  • Excellent organization and time management skills required
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision in a small staff structure
  • Ability to update and use the newspaper’s website in an effective news and information reporting manner
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license required
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends to cover events as assigned

Responsibilities & Essential Functions

  • Write compelling, accurate and timely news and information features for publication in the weekly print and online editions and special publications of the newspaper
  • Take digital photos for publication
  • Edit, proofread and prepare for pagination all individually produced and submitted content
  • Design, layout and paginate the weekly edition, online edition updates and special sections with an eye for circulation marketing and net paid growth
  • Maintain an up-to-date online edition with compelling breaking news and updates to published content
  • Write for publication a weekly or otherwise frequent editorial and column
  • Update news and information for publication on the newspaper’s website
  • Maintain a publicly accessible posture for readers and other community stakeholders on news and editorial matters
  • Be active in the community and represent the newspaper in community and civic activities as assigned

You may apply at www.lcni.com under Job Opportunities.

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