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General Assignment Reporter

Job Title: General Assignment Reporter
Company: Messenger-Inquirer
Category: Print Journalist
Contact Person: Megan Purazrang
Contacts Title: Group Managing Editor
Address: 103 N. High Street
City/State/Zip: Franklin KY, 42134
Phone: (270) 813-0957

The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, an 18,000-circulation daily newspaper in western Kentucky, is seeking a full-time general assignment reporter to primarily cover one of our outlying counties. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated with a positive attitude, has at least some reporting experience at a weekly newspaper, feels comfortable asking tough questions and is able to handle a variety of assignments.

The successful candidate will work out of the daily newspaper office alongside seasoned veterans and provide coverage for the McLean County News, a nearby weekly paper. This person will also write several stories each week for the Messenger-Inquirer.

Owensboro is a growing and vibrant community along the Ohio River. We're two hours from Louisville and Nashville, and three hours from St. Louis.

If you have a passion for community journalism, this an excellent opportunity to work with and learn from a staff of six seasoned newspaper reporters.

The Messenger-Inquirer and the McLean County News are part of a growing newspaper chain of small to mid-size daily and weekly papers, primarily in the midwest and south.

The successful candidate will have solid writing abilities, accurate reporting skills and the ability to meet deadlines. An excellent driving record is a must. We offer competitive pay and benefits.

Please send a cover letter, resume and clips to Group Managing Editor Megan Purazrang at

No phone calls please.