Reporter

Muncie, IN, USA Req #16587
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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The Star Press in Muncie, IN, part of the USA
TODAY Network, has an immediate opening for a reporter.

General statement of job:

With limited supervision, the reporter must be
responsible for covering beat-related stories in and around greater Muncie,
Indiana, as they happen or after the fact. Reporter must also develop feature
stories as they arise, seeking out opportunities constantly.

Essential job duties:

The list of duties is NOT exhaustive. Duties may
be added, deleted or changed at any time without notice.

Maintain a close working relationship with
beat-related sources.

Be on alert for breaking news.

Carry a cell phone accessible by coworkers and
editors.

Generate story ideas and photo opportunities.

Complete writing duties as assigned by the
editor, deputy editor, city editor and/or copy desk editor.

Maintain professional communications with other
employees and contacts outside the newspaper.

Be willing to work nights and weekends as needed
to fulfill job duties.

Write clearly and succinctly on a variety of
topics, which may extend beyond the primary focus of law enforcement.

Participate in training as required.

Accept other assignments as deemed necessary by
editor(s).

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism or
related field.

Equipment: Computer literate with a working
knowledge of MS Word. Knowledge of editing/publishing software a plus.

Skills: Must be self-motivated, independent,
excel in communications with people inside and outside the company, be able to
generate story ideas but also follow instructions for assigned story ideas.

Language skills:

Ability to speak and write in Spanish a plus.

Certificates, licenses, insurance needed:

Over 18 years of age.

Valid driver’s license.

Automotive insurance coverage as deemed
necessary by human resources.


Application Instructions:


Interested and qualified candidates, please
apply here and upload your materials combined into one single document with as
much of the following as possible: your updated resume, a brief cover
letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, and your
portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. **It's important that
these items be combined into a single document attachment/upload (preferably in
PDF format). The application will only allow one document upload. Completing
these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.

 
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Other details

  • Job Family Frontline Journalists
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Muncie, IN, USA