Reporter - Chiefland Citizen

Chiefland Citizen
Chiefland, Florida
The Chiefland Citizen, a weekly publication in Chiefland, Fla., with a circulation of 2,300, has an opening for a full-time reporter. The reporter is responsible for photography and writing for the Levy County weekly newspaper and special sections. A commitment to excellence and growth of this community newspaper is essential. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The newspapers can be found online at www.chieflandcitizen.com.
Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field or equivalent experience is required
Strong skills with grammar, spelling, writing, interviewing and researching required
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet frequent deadlines by writing concise stories on deadline
Strong initiative in developing story ideas
Display strong computer skills
Experience in InDesign and Photoshop is essential
A commitment to excellence and growth of this community newspaper is essential
Be available for night/weekend coverage
Must have valid driver's license and reliable transportation to cover assignments
Report local news for the news and feature sections of the newspaper
Cover breaking news in Levy County as assigned
Take photographs as assigned and use Photoshop
Develop story ideas and work to find investigative angles
Cover and write stories on own initiative or as assigned. Provide interesting content through a variety of news features and profiles.
Design pages using InDesign software
Maintain close contact (daily where appropriate) with agencies and personnel on beat
Have regular involvement with content and features with the online product
Practice fair and balanced reporting, check facts, spelling, grammar and sources
Maintain an excellent record of accuracy, responsiveness and integrity
Help answer phones, set up interviews, develop story ideas and set photo assignments for stories
SCHEDULE: 40-hour work week with some night and weekend shifts. Reports to Editor

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