Features Reporter

York News Times   York , NE   Full-time     Writing / Editing
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Posted on March 24, 2021


JOB SUMMARY:

The York News-Times Features Reporter uses basic facts to develop compelling, timely and well-sourced stories that accurately reflect the nature of the community or beat the reporter covers. This should be a combination of daily stories and projects undertaken in conjunction with a supervisor. A Features Reporter also ensures that photo and graphics assignments are filed early in the information gathering process and that presentation elements are considered for each story. A Feature Reporter is an entry level position that requires a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or equivalent experience. One to two years experience at a smaller newspaper is preferred. Internships at larger papers and strong college newspaper experience will be highly considered.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Generate, report and write stories as assigned with primary focus on feature stories within the York News-Times and Advantage coverage area.
Cover general assignment stories as assigned.
Required to write one column per week.
Write special section stories as assigned.
Write news updates for website as assigned.
Use social media to promote stories and attract audience.
Takes photos and video for stories as well as works with others to develop visual and multimedia elements to go with stories.
On-site, regular and reliable attendance is required.
Safely drive to and from various locations.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience

York News Times is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities