A 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 weekly stories and projects for publication in print and online undertaken in conjunction with the Managing Editor. A 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.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Performs and executes all work practices in a safe manner. Constant safety awareness is mandatory for all employees.
2. Writes stories clearly, with little need for editing. Takes note of errors and does not repeat them. Spells accurately.
3. Pays close attention to beat, visits offices and officials covered on a daily basis, and produces timely stories.
4. Accepts story assignments, and completes them as quickly as possible.
5. Keeps editors informed of stories that will be ready, when, and how long they will be.
6. Completes work in a timely manner and meets deadlines.
7. Takes clear photographs, with good composition, and gets information and names for cutlines.
8. Produces story count, quality, and style in accordance with company standards.
9. Participates in police scanner rotation.
10. Meets deadlines.
11. Other projects and duties as assigned.
MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Assists in special projects as needed.
2. All other duties as assigned.
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Must have exceptional spelling and writing skills.
Photography experience with a digital camera, and experience with a graphics creator is helpful.
Knowledge of the editorial input, pagination and content management systems is essential.
This position at times will have access to confidential information. Confidentiality is a condition of employment
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret at high comprehension level.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, readers, community officials, or members of the sports community.
Ability to write articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
Ability to calculate figures and percentages.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Four-year bachelor's degree in journalism preferred.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Travel Required Yes
- Required Education Some College
- Wahoo Newspaper, 564 N BROADWAY ST, Wahoo, Nebraska, United States of America