JobFiles: Newspapers, 03/17/14


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   — GateHouse Media (Rockford, IL) seeks to build a high-quality team of copy editors/page designers who can not only clean up copy and write sharp headlines but can also lay out attractive and compelling newspaper pages as part of its new “Design House” central design desk; must provide a final read of all copy
, use page design software and a centralized front-end system to lay out a steady stream of news pages from beginning to end, publish stories to appropriate Web sites, follow GateHouse content strategy, work with local editors from across the country to improve its newspapers, multi-task, work as team players, juggle tasks with dozens of colleagues, demonstrate solid copy-editing skills and display background in page layout software (InDesign preferred), Web publishing (Saxotech preferred) and copy editing (AP style). Up to five page samples and resume to Jennie Broecker, metro central desk director, 99 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61104 or apply online (preferred) at   EOE   (3/27)

   — Reuters seeks stringers in state capitols on big stories, including Springfield, IL; Lansing, MI; Jefferson City, MO; Frankfort, KY; St. Paul, MN; Pierre, SD; and Bismarck, ND; the ideal candidate would be someone who is already working as a reporter for a non-competing news service at the capital and would like to pick up some extra money supplying Reuters a story you’re already doing. For additional information, contact Mary Wisniewski, Reuters/Chicago bureau, at (312) 408-8731 or by e-mailing EOE (Indef.)


   — GateHouse Media/Arkadelphia, AR seeks a regional editor who will oversee the Arkadelphia, Gurdon, Hope and Prescott newspapers; must oversee planning/assigning/editing of news/features/sports, assure good workmanship, supervise section editors, fill in as the top newsroom executive in the editors’ absence, supervise planning/editing/production of news content on all platforms, make sure publications address reader interesting both geographically and demographically, monitor story selection/layout/pagination of local features/wires/sports pages, work with team leaders and Web producers, monitor long-range plans and special projects, monitor quality controls, track corrections, oversee newsroom training, conduct ongoing needs assessments, show plenty of energy and creativity and communicate well. Resume and letter stating salary requirements to (3/28)

   ** PJ Media (Los Angeles, CA/Washington, DC) seeks freelance correspondents from battleground states to help cover key races for the U.S. Senate and governor; it will consider all levels of experience from veteran political writers to fledglings; these are not commentary positions and a background in objective political journalism is a must. E-mail clips and resume to Bridge Johnson, Washington bureau chief, at (4/9)



   — GateHouse Media/Downers Grove, IL seeks temporary full-time and part-time designers/copy editors who can produce attractive and compelling newspaper pages as well as clean up copy and sharpen headlines; must use page design software and a centralized front-end system to lay out pages from beginning to completion, publish final stories to appropriate Web sites, provide a final read of all copy submitted for a variety of publications and work with local editors across the country to continually improve the look and content of the papers; some candidates may be invited to transfer when the operation is moved from Downers Grove to Austin, TX in 2014. Apply online at EOE   (3/27)

   ** The Arlington Heights (IL) Daily Herald seeks a reporter to cover DuPage County from its Lisle bureau four days of the week and breaking news for the entire circulation area one shift per week; must have an understanding of the importance of local news and have a tenacious attitude; one-year assignment; bilingual skills (Spanish-English) is a plus. Clips in .pdf format and resume to or fax (847) 427-1270. EOE   (4/17)

   ** 22nd Century Media (Orland Park, IL) seeks a freelance writer who is reliable, can cover community/news/sporting events with pay on a per-assignment basis, is detail-oriented, is a team player, has lots of energy, has a creative mindset and knows grammar, spelling and AP style; will be covering Chicago’s North Shore suburbs. Apply online at EOE   (4/17)

   — GateHouse Media seeks editors who love local news, think small and mid-sized towns are great places to call home and want to run a newsroom. With 494 community publications and more than 250 related Web sites from Chicago to New York and California, GateHouse-owned media reach 10 million people each week; must be innovative, digitally savvy, be great storytellers who will delight and inform readers and want to lead newsrooms into the future. Work samples and resume to Jean Hodges at EOE   (indef.)

   — The DeKalb (IL) Daily Chronicle seeks a photo editor who is flexible, understands the demands of community journalism, has vision/passion/initiative/storytelling ability for print and digital products, can write clear and accurate captions, can supervise a second staff photographer, can work with editors on scheduling assignments, can respond quickly to breaking news, can develop story ideas and generate still and video enterprise projects that add a dimension beyond the daily photo report and can shoot sporting events; must know Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, FinalCut Pro and how to shoot DV/HDV video; will work nights and weekends. Portfolio and resume to EOE   (3/31)


   — The free weekly The MidWeek (DeKalb, IL) seeks a part-time reporter who can write and photograph local stories, has an interest in and curiosity about local communities, is not intimidated by the prospects of promoting your work though social media/published stories/.photos, can plan and produce content on a weekly deadline, can come up with story ideas, has solid knowledge of AP style and grammar, can write clearly and concisely and knows the Web and multimedia presentation. Six clips and resume to EOE   (3/31)

   — The Alton (IL) Telegraph seeks a versatile GA reporter who has assignment desk and copy editing experience working in the newsroom of a metro-area daily; must be able to juggle several assignments at once know AP style, have good news judgment, have the ability to cover breaking news, feed social media and other ePlatforms and can help the paper cover the Metro East area. Clips and resume to EOE (3/24)

   ** The Waukesha (WI) Freeman seeks an experienced and aggressive reporter who can break big stories in Waukesha County, is a good writer and communicator and knows AP style. Clips and resume to Bill Yorth, editor-in-chief, 801 N. Barstow St., Waukesha, WI 53187, fax (262) 542-8259 or e-mail EOE   (4/17)

   ** The Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) seeks a designer for its regional design center who can meet tight deadlines, can follow process efficiencies, can troubleshoot when needed, can produce assigned pages from provided plans and budgets, can meet deadlines for multiple editions and publications, can work with outside editors to assure pages meet their expectations, can communicate well with staff/coworkers/management, can work a flexible schedule and knows InDesign CS5 or comparable programs. Apply online at EOE   (indef.)

   — The Appleton (WI) Post-Crescent seeks an investigative team reporter (Job #27724) with at least two years experience who has strong reporting and writing skills, can spread information through social media, can produce enterprise/watchdog stories for area Gannett newspapers and USAToday, knows that any level of government is fertile ground for telling the story of a community’s health/values/future and can illuminate how money is spent and how power is exercised, changing lives for good or ill; must be self-confient, have workday flexibility, has an unerring sense of what is news, can go beyond daily coverage into enterprise and watchdog reporting, has collaborative skills and can report on everything from government to societal trends and other deep subjects. Apply online at (4/2)

     The Stevens Point (WI) Journal seeks a local news reporter (Job #27483) who can sit at your desk or tweet from a meeting on deadline, can ask tough questions of official sources about controversial subjects, can dig up and dig through public records for in-depth enterprise work that holds public officials accountable, can spin a compelling story about the people who make living in the area great, can work as part of a staff of six, can shoot photos and video with stories, can update the Web and other platforms throughout the day, is aggressive, has strong news judgment, is a good writer and can work independently on deadline. Apply online at (4/2)

   — The Wausau (WI) Daily Herald seeks a skilled copy editor who enjoys diving in front of errors, writing captivating headlines, has a load of presentation ideas, an edit a variety of copy ranging from news to sports, can produce stories that are crisp and clean for all platforms, is familiar with AP style, works well as a member of a team, and can complete work on deadline for all platforms. Apply online at  (4/2), supplying work samples, resume and letter stating salary requirements. (3/21)

   — The Wisconsin Rapids (WI) Daily Tribune seeks a versatile reporter (Job #26847) who can sit at your desk or tweet from a meeting on deadline, can ask tough questions of official sources about controversial subjects, can dig up and dig through public records for in-depth enterprise work that holds public officials accountable, can spin a compelling story about the people who make living in the area great, can work as part of a staff of six, can shoot photos and video with stories, can update the Web and other platforms throughout the day, is aggressive, has strong news judgment, is a good writer and can work independently on deadline. Apply online at (4/2)

   — Openings at the Indianapolis (IN) Star: Night editor (Job #22968) who can direct breaking and late coverage through the evening, including police/fire/meetings/concerts, can take rewrite from reporters at the scene, can spot what is missing in stories, can assure that the Star’s night news coverage is comprehensive online and in print, can write headlines, can post breaking news, can trim and post breaking stories online and can plan can updates later in the shift. Apply online at https://. Statehouse reporter (Job #23490) with at least three years experience covering state government and politics who can cover the political jockeying for elective office, and can write to deadline (especially during late-night legislative sessions and election nights); must spot trends and identify watchdog story possibilities, and have the video ability to develop a daily video report; apply online at Beat reporter (Job #23622) who can cover the region, can break news, can cultivate sources, can juggle daily assignments with longer-term stories, can shoot video and stills, can write clearly, can research stories, can go to news events, can respond quickly and smartly to breaking news and can spot trends; apply online at Breaking news reporter (Job #24610) who can write for the paper or digital platforms, but flourishes when given the opportunity to break news online, instinctively tweets what happens as it’s happening, loves the breaking news of the day, cover primarily cops and courts but can cover other breaking news as well, can update stories frequently and has the knack/skill/vision/enterprise to flourish online, and can shoot photos and video as a matter of course; apply online at Experienced dining and food reporter (Job #26461) who knows there’s more to Indiana cuisine than corn and pork chops, can competitively report on breaking news/trends/other developments on the beat, generate enterprising ideas and produce content across all platforms, can write essays, can shoot video, can compile lists, can engage readers through social media, can attend restaurant openings and can act as the driving personality behind the Star’s dining brand; must be inquisitive and persistent, meet deadlines, conduct interviews, write clearly and conduct research as needed; apply online at  (3/31)

   — Openings at the Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster, IN): Page designer (Job #0001013S) with at least five years experience who is highly motivated, is creative, can bring a new dimension to Lee’s local newspapers, has the drive to provide innovative newspaper and magazine design and illustration skills, can create and maintain design standards for myriad products that include both broadsheets and tabs, can coordinate with design managers and collaborate with teams of energetic designers; must work with the belief that good content drives readership, pushes the staff to be content editors, has a strong instinct for problem solving, has a sense of urgency, has a passion for news and understands the fast-paced newsroom environment. Apply online at EOE   (3/31)

   — The South Bend (IN) Tribune seeks a night GA/breaking news reporter (Job #SBT1782) with 2-3 years experience who can report on a wide range of topics at night, develop enterprise stories, keep digital and social media platforms active and updated, meet deadlines, write with accuracy/balance/fairness, is a self-starter with a good grasp of detail work, has strong journalistic skills, can balance multiple assignments, is a good communicator, knows the community and its issues, is a critical thinker, has a good commend of the language/grammar/AP style, knows Microsoft Office and can shoot photos and video. Apply online, attaching 6-8 writing samples in the supplemental materials, at (4/16)

   — The Marion (IN) Chronicle-Tribune seeks a creative and heard-working page designer who also can assemble four co-owned papers in the region; must be prepared to be tested as a journalist, assist a fast-paced desk, demonstrate experience and ability with InDesign and Photoshop, display strong leadership skills, and show comfort working in any platform. Work samples and resume to Matt Hutton, ME, at AND David Penticuff, regional editor, at (3/24)

   — Openings at the Lafayette (IN) Journal and Courier: Self-starting, dynamic features reporter (Job #28443) who thinks digital first, can cover entertainment and general features assignments, has a passion for news, is curious about the world around you, is eager to hone your craft, can learn from experienced mentors, can shoot stills and video, is immersed in social media, is nimble, can satisfy audiences viewing your work in print or on a desktop browser/tablet/mobile device, can build a meaningful portfolio of memorable stories, knows what is happening on the arts and entertainment scene in Greater Lafayette and is ready to report on everything from punk rock and avante-garde theatre to youth places and pointillist paintings; apply online at Dymamic GA reporter (Job #27544) with at least one year experience who can cover an array of news that ranges from crime to secondary education, has a hunger for facts, has boundless curiosity a bout the world around you, is eager to hone your craft, is a self-starter, can work well on all platforms, is immersed in social media, can break important stories before anyone else and wants to punch consistently above your weight class; apply online at EOE   (4/2)  

   — The Martinsville (IN) Reporter-Times seeks a news editor/reporter(Job #HTI1810) who can report local news in a thoughtful/thorough/journalistic manner, can write stories that are informative/fair/concise/relevant to the local community, can track news, can develop sources, can communicate with editors about stories, can set up photo appointments, can attend public meetings and ask relevant questions, can process work-related e-mail, can handle multiple assignments, can remain calm in a fast-paced interview, can interact with readers via social media, can work on long-term projects, can shoot photo and video, can assign photos to accompany stories, can write cutlines, can read police reports at the police station each day, can go to fires and crime scenes, is a good researcher and is resourceful at finding and identifying potential stories in a timely fashion.   Work samples and resume to Brian Culp, 60 S. Jefferson St., Martinsville, IN 46151 or apply online at (4/16)

   — The Des Moines (IA) Register seeks a talented education reporter (Job #27061) with 3-5 years experience who has strong digital and social media skills; the focus is education, from statewide priorities from preschool up to two important central Iowa districts; must be able to cover multiple organizations and issues as well as excel at writing breaking news and high-impact watchdog reporting; must shoot video, blog, tweet and engage audiences through social media while performing other functions of the job. Apply online at A bachelor’s degree and  three to five years of journalism experience covering education required.  Digital experience required.  Please include five to seven samples of your published work. To apply, visit:  (4/2)


   — Openings at the Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette: Managing editor who believes in cultivating community through putting compelling information into context, can build collaboration in newsgathering efforts by a converged staff, can coach the reporting and editing staff, can build coverage plans, can present coverage that is compelling and within proper context, is not afraid to use alternative storytelling and presentation styles, , collaborates well with newsroom managers and will conduct research on reader trends. Columnist (Job #101233) with two years experience who can write relevant and high-quality columns and editorials with a focus on issues in Iowa City and Johnson County showing a broad understanding of local and regional trends/issues/people and reflect the Gazette’s editorial viewpoint through persuasive writing and thorough research. Enterprise/in-depth reporter (Job #101224) who can work on a growing team that can work across subject areas and beats to generate high-impact and agenda-setting stories; must be able to step frequently outside of the traditional article format, have a passion for explanatory reporting and explainer-style reporting, can do fact checks and “charticles,” can put complex topics into context, can use a variety of methods to explain concepts and will have ongoing interest relating to understanding local government decisions, social services and economic development. Photographer (Job #101524) who can shoot stills and video for a converged news operation in a variety of areas that includes news/sports/features, can blend daily assignment and projects, can collaborate and plan with reporting staff and editors, can find your own stories in the field that can be turned into photo galleries or multimedia projects, is highly motivated, can adjust quickly to a variety of settings and topics, is highly curious, is highly accurate, is ethical, wants to try new things, is passionate about daily assignments, maintains an awareness of news important to the community, is comfortable using social media tools to assure work reaches audiences quickly and in a variety of ways; must work well in a fast-paced situation in a newsroom that thinks big. Passionate design director (Job #101219) who is collaborative, is innovative, can team with writers and editors daily on presentation of narrative and non-traditional storytelling formats in a daily newspaper, understands solid basic design, can assemble attractive and legible packages, can work with content in all areas covered by print products, can size illustrative materials can correct obvious errors, can write crisp headlines and captions, can prepare daily scheduling of design employees, can curate content, can submit completed pages to color Web printers and is an ambitious self-starter. Resume to the SourceMedia Group HR Dept., Box 511, 500 Third Av. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406, e-mail or apply online at (3/24)

   — The weekly Mitchell County Press News (Osage, IA) seeks a part-time (19 hours/week) sports writer (Job #000101BF) who loves local sports, can get access to the top games/teams/HS athletes in the three districts in the circulation area, going beyond the box scores to produce stories and occasional photos for the paper, has a passion he can share with readers, can work frequent night and weekend shifts and is enthusiastic as experienced, or more so. Apply online at (3/31)

   ** The Oskaloosa (IA) Herald seeks a city government reporter who can cover Oskaloosa politics, do GA reporting and serve as Webmaster. Clips and resume to Duane Nollen, editor, Box 530, Oskaloosa, IA 52577 or e-mail (4/17)

   — The Sioux City (IA) Journal seeks a talented and versatile GA reporter (Job #000100SK) who can handle both daily and enterprise stories in a newsroom that thinks digital first, values watchdog reporting and strong analysis and is a visual storyteller. Apply online at (3/31)

   — Openings at the St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch: Tenacious metro/business reporter (Job #000101C8) who knows business in general and economic development in particular, is a watchdog, can understand complex issues and write fairly/clearly/accurately/authoritatively, can juggle breaking news and blog posts with longer-term enterprise, looks for ways to integrate photos/graphics/multimedia opportunities into coverage and is a leader in engaging audiences through social media; this is a demanding b eat that is expected to generate a steady flow of breaking/enterprise/investigative stories for the front page, at the intersection of the public and private sectors. Metro reporter (Job #0001016Z) to cover higher education, has a track records as a watchdog, can balance coverage of multiple campuses ranging from elite private universities to community colleges, is comfortable writing news and features, can quickly grasp complex and controversial topics, can write clearly/fairly/accurately/authoritatively, can write just as easily about campus fads of students, the pocketbook issues of college parents and the complex governance of college administration. Clips and resume to Adam Goodman, deputy ME, via e-mail, at EOE   (3/31)

   — The Neosho (MO) Daily News seeks a reporter who will write for print, Web and other new media platforms, can upload content to the paper’s e-edition, can co-administer its Facebook page and can cover education/features/city and county government; background with photography and Quark a big help. Clips and resume to John Ford, ME, Box 848, Neosho, MO 64850 or e-mail, with a subject line of “reporter position.” (4/2)

   — Openings at the Park Hills (MO) Daily Journal: Reporter (Job #000100NX) who can produce stories for the paper and Web site using various sources, can shoot photos and video, can develop illustrations to further add to the visual effect of stories, can cover news/culture/sports/science/entertainment/lifestyle/human interest stories, can write in a clear/accurate/interesting way, can develop reliable contacts and has a good sense of what reader want to know. Part-time (30-39 hours/week) reporter (Job #000100PF) with the same abilities. Apply online at EOE   (3/31)

   — The Waynesville (MO) Daily Guide seeks an entry-level sports reporter who can work well in a small but challenging newsroom, can file for the Web and print and can cover recreation and the outdoors as well as organized HS sports; must be able to shoot photos and video and use social media. Submit clips and resume to (4/2)

   — The Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal seeks a courts reporter (Job #27082) with agt least five years experience who can supply high-quality news and digital content from the courthouse and the criminal justice beat; must write news and enterprise stories, submit articles and blogs that are accurate/complete/objecdtive/grammatical/well-written and organized/interesting, can meet all deadlines, works well under pressure, works closely with editors, can shoot and edit video, can incorporate social media to broaden customer reach and knows legal terminology; apply online at (4/2)

   — The Maysville (KY) Ledger Independent seeks a sports editor (Job #0001014X) with at least 1-2 years experience who can edit copy, has multimedia skills, has videography skills and can oversee coverage of a seven-county area in northern KY and southern OH, working with one full-time staffer, several freelancers and stringer; will be expected to be hands-on in coverage of 13 high schools, the Bengals, UK and the Reds; must work nights shifts and weekends. Apply online at (3/31)

  — Openings at Landmark Community Newspapers (Shelbyville, KY): Editor-at-large who has community newspaper experience and can work temporary assignments that range from several weeks to several months, with travel arrangements from the person’s current location; most of the needs will be at weekly newspapers and could be in any of the 13 states in which Landmark owns newspapers.   General manager/editors with at least 10 years of newspaper experience, including five years in management roles, who can work on a temporary basis throughout the company, have a solid understanding of business practices, can oversee advertising and circulation as well as news and production and can work assignments that range from several weeks to several months in any of 13 states; apply to Dan Sykes, Exec. VP.  Reporter/editor-at-large who can cover jobs at any LCNI newspaper in cases of emergency or other staffing shortages; knowledge of sports is a plus; apply to Benjamin Hamm, editorial dir. Reporters and copy editors willing to relocate and move up in a group of 56 paid dailies and weeklies in 13 states; apply to Benjamin Hamm, Box 549, Shelbyville, KY 40066, call (502) 513-1157, fax (502) 633-4447 or e-mail //“>  (indef.)

   — Openings at the Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune: Senior managing editor/news who will guide daily newsroom operations, will work closely with the editor and assistant managing editors for business/metro/sports, set a high bar for the work done in print and digital spheres, will be responsible for driving coverage that breaks news and places a constant priority on enterprise journalism that is ambitious/distinct/compelling, will assure that the paper uses all of the tools available to report and disseminate content through print and digital channels, will work with other key editors to assure the journalism is important and impactful, is a smart and thoughtful journalist, can conceive of and deliver with long-form and short-form journalism and can coach the best out of journalists engaged in telling stories of the community. Apply online at; questions can be taken by Duchesne Drew, ME/operations and recruitment, at   (4/6)

   — The Pioneer Group (Big Rapids ,MI) seeks a reporter who understands scanner traffic, knows the urgency of braking news, understands the importance of community journalism, can turn in-depth feature stories and investigative pieces, wants to flex FOIA knowledge and learn new skills, and can handle the crime and courts beat.   State/regional candidates preferred. Clips and resume to Jim Crees, editor-in-chief, at (3/24)

   — The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus (Howell, MI) seeks a content editor (Job #25932) to oversee the information center for its print and Web editions, can direct a staff of six reporters, can issue assignments, can coach newsgathering, can edit final stories can set content lineup and can evaluate employee performance. Apply online at (4/2)

   — The Petoskey (MI) News-Review seeks a reporter (Job #NMR1711) with 5-7 years experience who wants to do more than aggregate competitors on the Web, understands AP style, has good grammar, is a dynamo with investigative and enterprise reporting, loves to tell the interesting stories of small towns and the issues their residents face, knows how to use a digital camera and has experience with digital media reporting; must be accurate, be able to multi-task and b e able to write everything from daily stories to in-depth investigations; background with InDesign and NewsEdit a plus. Clips and resume to Jeremy McBain, 319 State St., Petoskey, MI 49770. (4/16)

   — The Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer seeks a Bengals beat writer (Job #27882) who will be part of a two-person team, has multiple and diverse skills, is equally proficient at breaking stories and shooting video, can find stories that go beyond the score and stats lines and attract the hard-core and casual fan, understands that the best way to tell stories is through multiple platforms and uses different storytelling forms to do so, is comfortable on social media interacting with fans and helping build the brand, can think of new or innovative ways to present content, can collaborate with other reports across the newsroom to help identify Bengal stories that cross over onto other beats, can develop the contacts and build the relationships needed to break news, can collaborate with reporters/editors/designers to help produce GameDay and PostGame sections and can hit the ground running; apply online at (4/2)

   — The Bryan (OH) Times seeks an energetic editor who has newsroom management experience, has versatile journalism skills, as print and digital background, is self-motivated, is community oriented, is creative, is hands-on, can communicate clearly to a staff of 10 reporters/stringers/photographers and can focus on local news in print and online. Work samples and resume to Sally Heaston, GM, at (3/24)

   ** Openings at the Columbus (OH) Dispatch: Business reporter with extensive experience who can cover manufacturing, energy news and the auto industry, including Honda, which employs 13,000, and American Electric Power. Environmental/science reporter with at least five years experience who is aggressive and can do strong reporting on the tension between job-creating developers/industry and those concerned about health and natural resources. Apply online, with story links, at (4/16)

   — Openings at the Port Clinton (OH) News Herald: Reporter (Job #27441) who can report on community/general/feature news, is accurate and complete, can collect basic information, can conduct interviews, can write breaking/in-depth/feature/project stories, can focus on accountability of public officials through watchdog reporting, can ask key questions, can make best use of social media and online databases, can meet deadlines, can research data and other resources, can build community and public affairs knowledge, can assign photos and other visual elements while working with editors and other staffers to plan visual presentations on various platforms, can maintain a news judge list of current stories, has a good grasp of grammar/spelling/punctuation/AP style, pays attention to detail and is accurate; apply online at Reporter/photographer (Job #26742) with the same abilities; apply online at (4/2)

   — The Zanesville (OH) Times Recorder seeks a reporter (Job #23203) who can cover community/general/feature news on all platforms, is accurate and complete, can collect basic information, can conduct interviews, can write breaking/in-depth/feature/project stories, can hold public officials accountable, can make best use of social media and new technologies, can work well under tight time restraints and for specific targeted audiences, can build a beat and use the knowledge gained to find stories of importance to readers, use online social media/blogs/online technology to communicate with readers in ways beyond traditional print and digital products and obtain the data needed to explain stories to readers, including successful completion of public records requests and inquiries. Apply online at (3/24)

   — Openings at the Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal: Investigative reporter (Job #6813) with 8-10 years experience who is fair/determined/experienced, has a portfolio of investigative stories that got results, has experience using public records and developing source son complicated stories, can juggle multiple stories, is not afraid to work off-shift and can juggle multiple investigations. Apply online at (3/24)

   — Openings at the Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel: Copy editor (Job #7491) who possesses strong word and headline skills, has a command of AP style and grammar, has a passion for news, can work collegially with other editors/reporters/designers, has knowledge of InCopy and InDesign and can work nights and weekends; this is not a design position; apply online at Experienced day metro editor (Job #7178) who can oversee lively and fast-paced digital and print coverage delivered on a nearly 24-hour basis to east TN, can help the metro editor assign and edit daily breaking news stories on a variety of platforms, can plan and deliver weekend print coverage, is well-organized, can coordinate staff schedules, can schedule stories from and approve payments for a stable of freelancers, can interview and hire a regular crop of interns and can lead a staff of 15 journalists who tweet/blog/shoot video/write for print and digital and more; it is an “all hands on deck” job; work samples, resume and references to John North, metro editor, 2332 News Sentinel Dr., Knoxville, TN 37921 or apply online at (3/24)


   — Openings at The Jackson (TN) Sun: Government reporter (Job #26305) who can gather information, can craft stories and online content, can meet civic journalism strategies for sourcing and story development, can exercise good news judgment, can meet all deadlines and can develop contacts who yield stories; apply online at Features reporter (Job #26284) who can gather information, can craft stories and online content, can gather sound and video, can source and develop stories, meets deadlines, is accurate, can record statements and collect the information needed to write news stories, can develop basic community contacts to develop stories and report on the news n a timely and accurate manner and can protect confidential I information and sources; supply online links to published stories and apply online at (4/2)


   — The Columbia (TN) Daily Herald seeks an experienced reporter who can cover city government and general assignments. Clips and resume to Chris Fletcher, editor, at (4/7)


   — The Dodge City (KS) Daily Globe seeks a reporter who writes clearly and concisely, takes initiative, can develop and maintain sources, an shoot photos and video, makes best use of social media and the software common to most newsrooms and can chronicle stories dealing with everything from cowboys and gambling to cattle, entertainment and growth. Work samples and resume to Conrad Easterday, GM, 705 N. Second St., Dodge City, KS 67801 or e-mail   (3/24)


   — The Emporia (KS) Gazette seeks an experienced reporter who can build sources, can dive into local issues, can write general assignments and features, can cover local government, can edit copy, has sharp reporting instincts, has outstanding news judgment, can report and write quickly in a fast-moving atmosphere, is curious about the community and its people, won’t shrink from the hard questions, can work productively in a team setting, is aggressive and adept at setting priorities and reordering them as circumstances change, is a strong editor and writer and can use video/audio/Facebook/Twitter to tell stories. Clips and resume to Chris Walker, publisher, 517 Merchant St., Emporia, KS 66801, fax (620) 342-8108 or e-mail with a subject line of “reporter position.” (3/21)


   — The Garden City (KS) Telegram seeks an experienced design and digital editor who has a flair for creative page design, is digitally savvy, has the skill to manage the Web and social media content for the paper; should know InDesign, digital CMS and be able to write experience with video production and editing a big plus but not a must. Online links and resume to Brett Riggs, ME, 310 N> Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846 or e-mail EOE   (3/17)


   ** The Iola (KS) Register seeks a reporter who is eager to become a part of the community and will join a five-reporter staff; photo and layout skills are a plus. Pay $27K/year. Clips and resume to Susan Lynn, editor/publisher, at (620) 365-2111 or (4/17)  


   — The Omaha (NE) World-Herald seeks a part-time sports copy editor (Job #2637-186) who can answer phones, can disseminate faxes, can help compile roundups from HS/collegiate/pro sports, can help edit and write stories, has a good knowledge of sports, knows InCopy and InDesign, can work weekends and nights and can enter data into its PrepZone Web site and help with the editing process. Apply online at (4/6)

   — BH Media Holdings/North Platte, NE seeks a copy editor/reporter (Job #2625-186) who can do page design, write headlines, do editing/reporting/photography, has strong AP style skills, knows Quark ad Photoshop, is responsible , can meet deadlines and can work evening hours including Saturdays.   Apply online at (4/6)

   — Opening at the Lexington (NE) Clipper-Herald: Editor (Job #2628-186) who can cover community and countywide events, can write on deadline, can build special sections, can coordinate reporting staff assignments, and knows social media and Web site traffic reporting; apply online at Reporter/photographer who will general work daytime weekdays, but will occasionally work evening assignments; must know AP style, how to shoot and edit photos, can cover a variety of community and countywide events, can do page layout, can write on deadline and can build special sections; a knack for news is more important than a journalism degree; apply online at (4/6)

   — The Baxter Bulletin (Mountain Home, AR) seeks a GA reporter (Job #27241) with a hands-on internship or professional experience who can cover GA news, is skillful and accurate, can do watchdog government and enterprise reporting, as well as outdoors/feature/lifestyle stories; must think visually, shoot photos/video, collect audio clips, is comfortable gathering and reporting information through a variety of sources and technologies, can post to the Web, can shat, can host forums, can blog, can use social networking tools and can learn new technologies quickly. Apply online at (4/2)

   — The Goldsboro (NC) News-Argus seeks a sports writer who has an interest in quality sports journalism, not just scores, is eager to learn and grow as a writer, can put in a lot of work to achieve that goal, can post to the Web and other electronic platforms as well as the paper, has ideas, has a can-do attitude, has a lot of drive and wants to row as a writer. Send a talent-revealing clip and resume to Sports Reporter, Box 10629, Goldsboro, NC 27532 or e-mail; make sure attachments can be opened. (4/7)

   — The Greenville (NC) Daily Reflector seeks a reporter who can cover spot news/crime/fires for the paper, can provide accurate reports quickly for the Web/print/.social media, compile a daily crime digest, can work quickly under deadline pressure and is well organized. Clips and resume to Bobby Burns at; Burns will take questions at (252) 329-9572. (3/21)

   — The Morganton (NC) News Herald seeks a reporter (Job #2663-186) to cover the Burke County crime/courts/breaking news as well as some general assignments; should be able to edit, shoot photos, write in AP style, demonstrate a strong work ethic, be a self-starter, be able to work independently and be a master of social media; the paper will consider reporters with extensive hands-on college internships. Apply online at (4/6)

   — Openings at the Hickory (NC) Daily Record: Copy editor/page designer (Job #HKY-1207 and 2534-186) who can lay out pages for World Media-owned newspapers throughout the southeastern U.S., knows basic layout and design, has general news and sports knowledge and is well-versed in InDesign and Photoshop. Proofreader (Job #2465-186) who is well-versed in AP style, grammar and editing and sentence construction; must demonstrate strong editing abilities and a passion for newspapers in a fast-paced and energetic regional editing desk operation, while general news and sports knowledge is a plus. Apply online at (4/6)

   — The Winston-Salem (NC) Journal seeks a higher education reporter (Job #2576-186) with at least two years experience whose published stories demonstrate an ability to develop enterprise stories on Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem University and other higher education entities, can report and write stories that are multi-sourced and well-organized, can produce on deadline, can use social media to interact with readers, can work with databases and understands CAR; the ability to shoot photos and video is a plus. Apply online at     (4/6)

   — The Newton (NC) Observer News Enterprise seeks an editor who can oversee coverage of the Hickory metro area of western NC, can work with a young and aggressive editorial staff, can tackle every aspect of the newspaper business,, can manage staff, can design pages, can write stories, can develop online media, knows Quark and Photoshop and has a desire to produce the best daily community newspaper in the state; preference will be given to regional applicants. Apply online to No calls. (4/7)

   — Openings at the Florence (SC) Morning News: Reporter (multimedia journalist Job #FMN-003) who is highly motivated, has a lot of energy, can produce quality enterprise stories for the papers and its Web site, can work an assigned beat or a specific area, can work directly with reporters and newsroom staff to develop material for use on all platforms; should be familiar with Word/Outlook/Quark/Photoshop and software programs that aid in posting to the Web. Experienced photographer (Job #FMN-006) who has strong multimedia skills, is outgoing, deals with the public in a professional manner, wants to grow with a publication in which versatility is valued, wants the opportunity to play good photos well, can tell stories online through multlimedia presentations, can cover a variety of assignments from features and spot news to illustrations, understands digital photography and composition and can do reporting as needed; portfolio should include links to photo galleries, stills and video and examples of writing in addition to strong references. Apply to the Morning News HR Dept., 310 S. Dargan St., Florence, SC 29506, e-mail work samples and resume to or apply online at (4/6)

   ** The Seneca (SC) Journal weeks a self-starting GA reporter who has a strong work ethic, can cover local government/crime/other b eats, can write 2-3 stories a day on deadline, has a working knowledge of AP style and can build sources; the paper will consider recent grads with hands-on internship background. Send 5-7 clips, a resume and contact information for 3-5 references to Norman Cannada, news editor, at (4/17)




   — Crain’s Chicago Business seeks an assistant managing editor (Job #14-0030) whose primary focus will be its weekly Focus section; must be highly organized/creative/energized, have experience in digital publishing, be able to work with staff and freelance reporters and photographers and can oversee production of the publication’s most important annual features, including Best Places to Work, Who’s Who, Fast Fifty, Year in Review and 40 Under 40, as well as a special report every fall on small business; must complement print content with video reports, slide shows and other online extras; must contribute to weekly and daily story planning and weekly editorial board meetings and record four “Crain’s Small Business” reports for WBBM/WCFS each week. Apply online at   EOE   (3/11)

   — Pensions & Investments (Chicago) seeks a news editor (Job #14-0036) who can work as part of a four person desk, can assign and edit on a daily newsletter, can assign and edit for online news site as well as the biweekly publication, can work closely with reporters to develop sources and story ideas, can provide guidance and direction on stories, can plug holes, can check facts, can edit financial news copy for accuracy/style/completeness/readability, can do some page makeup, can write headlines, can do pagination, knows AP style, can learn subject matter quickly and is familiar with general CMS; layout and online production experience preferred. Apply online at EOE   (3/11)

   — StreetWise (Chicago, IL) seeks volunteer (as in unpaid) freelance writers and photographers who can contribute items to the weekly paper on a regular basis on such topics as public education, real estate, sports, business, politics and entertainment in beat fashion, attending live events.  Send 2-4 work samples and resume to Suzanne Hanney, editor, 1201 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60607, fax (312) 554-0770 or e-mail //“> EOE  (Indef.)

   — Missouri Lawyers Weekly (Kansas City, MO) seeks a legal affairs reporter (Job #14816) who can cover the courts and the law, as well as the personalities, human drama and societal stakes that make up the American justice system on a beat that encompasses western Missouri; the publication values smarts/savvy/well-honed investigative skills, and candidates must have an insatiable intellectual curiosity and a healthy skepticism; must think digital first but be platform neutral, able to harness the full powers of words/visuals/Internet/printed page to reach an influential readership. E-mail clips, resume and a letter outlining salary expectations to, including the job number in the subject line. No calls. (4/7)

   — The Nashville (TN) Business Journal weeks an aggressive reporter with at least four years experience to chase the deals, follow the development and cover the commercial real estate industry; the area is poised for explosive growth, developers and corporate tenants are on the move and the reporter must be relentless in chasing news and building relationships with sources; must be allergic to getting beat and produce high-impact breaking news and compelling enterprise that is rich with information to business leaders; must marry traditional journalism strengths with online and social media savvy and thrive on a fast-paced environment in which you can innovate and lead. Clips and resume to Lori Becker, editor-in-chief, at   EOE (3/24)

   — Openings at South Carolina Living magazine (Cayce, SC): Writers who can produce 350- to 500-word profiles of World War II veterans to be compiled in booklet/book form; must have the ability to travel the state to conduct in-person interviews, have a digital camera capable of shooting high-res (300 dpi) images to deliver current images of each subject, have the capability to provide an audio recording of each interview for fact-checking purposes and have a demonstrated ability to tell a veteran’s story through anecdotes and interesting and accurate quotes, all delivered in a short format on tight deadlines; pay is $150 per profile; download the guidelines for the project at, and be prepared to supply one clip that best demonstrates your ability to deliver on the project and a short e-mail outlining your qualifications; profiles will be assigned on tight deadlines as veterans are identified; those who excel with this project will be considered for part-time and freelance work with the magazine. (Indef.)