Jobs

News Reporter/Education
The Courier Journal (Louisville, Ky.)

Basic function

Will cover the education beat – including the 101,000-student Jefferson County Public Schools system – for the daily newspaper and web.

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Will write news and/or feature stories for the daily newspaper and the web based on information gained through personal and telephone interviews, attendance at news events and research.
  • Will submit articles that are accurate, complete, objective, well-organized, and interestingly written and that comply with the News Division’s policies.
  • Will meet deadlines and perform satisfactorily under deadline pressure. Will work closely with assigning editors.
  • Will show initiative by developing news sources and generating story ideas. Will develop expertise in area of reporting specialization.
  • Will post stories as well as shoot and post video for the web. Will use social media to reach readers.
  • Will provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and own transportation.
  • Able to react productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

Education or Training

College degree desirable. Journalism training with strong liberal arts and/or sciences emphasis; professional reporting experience desirable

Experience

Three to four years of daily newspaper reporting experience desirable.

Knowledge

Knowledge of the Internet and web desirable.

Skills

Good language skills and the ability to work well with people essential. Typing ability and experience with personal computers and the Internet helpful. Ability to use a camera, calculator, digital tape recorder and camcorder essential.

How to Apply

Send résumé, cover letter and writing samples to Veda Morgan, news director.


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