Help Wanted

The Mountain Advocate

Job Title: Reporter
Company: The Mountain Advocate
Category: Print Journalist
Contact Person: Charles Myrick
Contacts Title: Editor
Address: 214 Knox Street
City/State/Zip: Barbourville, KY 40906
Phone: (606) 546-9225

The Mountain Advocate, an award-winning weekly newspaper in Barbourville, Kentucky, home of Union College, has an immediate need for a full-time news reporter to round out its editorial staff.

The ideal person would have a background in news and feature writing, as well as photography and videography. Solid, grammatically-correct writing skills along with a public-friendly disposition are a must. Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and either Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple iMovie are considered a bonus.

The position requires a flexible schedule, with approximately 40 working hours per week. Insurance, 401K, and other competitive benefits are available after 90 days of employment.

The ability to meet deadlines and keep an organized schedule is a must, as well as the ability to discern sensitive and confidential information as to maintain the integrity of both the reporter and the newspaper.

Some regional travel may be required for federal court cases and other news events.

Reliable transportation is a must. A background check, motor vehicle history and drug screening will be mandatory.

The right person for the job will need to reside locally, or be willing to relocate to Knox County to be in close proximity to the Mountain Advocate’s office.

If you are interested in becoming the next reporter for Knox County’s oldest newspaper, please send your cover letter and resume´, along with samples of your work and salary requirements to Charles Myrick, Editor, at, or call 606-546-9225.

The Mountain Advocate is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, etc.