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Central Kentucky News-Journal

Job Title: Reporter
Company: Central Kentucky News-Journal
Category: Print Journalist
Contact Person: Chris Ordway
Contacts Title: Publisher & Regional Manager
City/State/Zip: Elizabethtown KY
Phone: (270) 505-1466

The Central Kentucky News-Journal is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Reporter. Located in Campbellsville, KY, approximately 85-miles south of Louisville, KY, The Central Kentucky News-Journal is a weekly community newspaper published each Thursday with a postal delivery paid circulation of approximately 4,100.

The Reporter is responsible for general assignment news coverage and feature writing, related photography work and production pagination of news and feature pages. Occasional sports reporting assignment during heaving sports seasons may be assigned as necessary. Pagination of other pages of the newspaper is required as assigned.

This position reports to the General Manager - Editor of the newspaper.


  • Demonstrated high ethical conduct and standards.
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field desired, or one or more year's news writing experience required.
  • Good photography, writing, researching and interview skills required.
  • Competency in AP style with good grammar, spelling and punctuation skills required.
  • Ability to use electronic page design applications including Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Commitment to quality in all aspects from news coverage to design.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills required.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision in a small staff structure.
  • Ability to update and use the newspaper's website in an effective news and information reporting manner.
  • Reliable transportation, valid Kentucky driver's license and proof of insurance required.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions

  • Write compelling, accurate and timely news and information features for publication in the weekly print and online editions and special publications of the newspaper.
  • Take digital photos for publication
  • Edit, proofread and prepare for pagination all individually produced and submitted content.
  • Design, layout and paginate the weekly edition, online edition updates and special sections with an eye for circulation marketing and net paid growth.
  • Maintain an up-to-date online edition with compelling breaking news and updates to published content
  • Write for publication a weekly or otherwise frequent editorial and column.
  • Update news and information for publication on the newspaper's website.
  • Maintain a publicly accessible posture for readers and other community stakeholders on news and editorial matters.
  • Be active in the community and represent the newspaper in community and civic activities as assigned.

Interested persons may contact Chris Ordway, Publisher/Regional Manager, if additional information is needed at .

You may apply at under Job Opportunities.

Deadline for applications is Monday, February 11, 2018.

Equal Opportunity Employer