Help Wanted

The Winchester Sun

Job Title: Reporter
Company: The Winchester Sun
Category: Print Journalist
Contact Person: Mike Caldwell
Contacts Title: Publisher
Address: 20 Wall St.
City/State/Zip: Winchester KY, 40391
Phone: (859) 744-3123

Experienced journalist sought to join an award-winning staff!

The Winchester Sun is looking for a full-time reporter who has a passion for journalism, loves chasing news stories, can take compelling photographs, enjoys copy editing and has impeccable news judgment.

A Boone Newspaper, The Winchester Sun offers a competitive salary, benefits and an excellent opportunity to advance.

Candidates must be able to generate compelling and accurate content very quickly as well as have the ability to report on a wide range of subjects covered by our community newspapers. This position requires the ability to juggle multiple deadlines for several publications so multitasking is required.

Candidates should have experience in finding and writing in-depth stories, have a work record that demonstrates the ability to meet deadlines, be able to write basic news or breaking stories quickly as well as in-depth articles on a variety of topics.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or communications
  • At least two years experience in news reporting for print publications

Recommended skills

  • Proven reporting, writing and editing skills
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Word and Gmail
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Ability to develop relationships with community leaders, news sources
  • An understanding of the way local governments function
  • Proficiency with social media applications, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Experience with content generating websites like Wordpress
  • Ability to contribute story ideas
  • Ability to shoot quality photographs as needed
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products (including InDesign and Photoshop) is a plus

To apply, send:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Five best samples of writing; attached as Word or PDF files.