Community Reporter/Page Designer – Perry County News Landmark Community Newspapers – Tell City, IN

Community Reporter/Page Designer – Perry County News
Landmark Community Newspapers 4 reviewsTell City, IN
Community Reporter/Page Designer
Perry County News
Tell City, Indiana

The Perry County News, a twice-weekly newspaper publishing on Monday and Thursday with over 5,050 circulation, has an immediate opening for an energetic Community Reporter/Page Designer. We are looking for someone who likes to write on a variety of subjects and can find a story anywhere. We are located in Perry County, Indiana, on the shores of the Ohio River. The Community Reporter/Page Designer’s duties will include reporting, writing, photography and page design of local news in coordination with the Editor. The newspaper offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits. The Perry County News can also be found online at http://www.perrycountynews.com .

Qualifications
Practical journalism experience preferred, including copy editing, reporting, design and pagination

  • Proficiency in using InDesign for page layout
  • Proficiency in using Photoshop
  • Strong grammar, spelling, writing, interviewing and researching skills required
  • Strong communication, organization and time management skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment; produce, on average, two stories a day; meet frequent deadlines
  • Display strong computer skills
  • Ability to work some night and weekend hours
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license is required

Essential Functions

  • Write accurate, compelling and balanced stories meeting required deadlines Cover local events, school board meetings and other activities, as well as write feature stories Be able to serve as back-up for sister publication, Spencer County Journal-Democrat.
  • Help maintain online content for http://www.perrycountynews.com
  • Provide back-up for in-house office responsibilities, answering phones and waiting on customers
  • Proofread pages on production day.
  • Practice fair and balanced reporting, check facts, spelling, grammar and sources
  • Set up interviews
  • Lay out pages for Perry County News and sister publication, Spencer County Journal- Democrat using InDesign.

Work Schedule

40-hour work week with some night and weekend hours

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