Help Wanted

Reporter
The Richmond Register

Job Title: Reporter
Company: The Richmond Register
Category: Print Journalist
Contact Person: Jonathan Greene
Contacts Title: Editor
Email: jgreene@richmondregister.com
Address: 380 Big Hill Avenue
City/State/Zip: Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: (859) 624-6682
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Description:

The Richmond Register, a five-day daily newspaper in Richmond, Ky., is looking for a reporter to join an experienced news staff. This key position requires a self-starter, and some weekend and night work is required on a rotating basis. The Register is located in Madison County, 25 miles south of Lexington. This is a full-time position that, among other assignments, will cover local education and reports to the editor. The newspaper can also be found online atwww.richmondregister.com. December college graduates are encouraged to applied.

Qualifications:

  • Strong communication, organization and time-management skills
  • Ability to write accurate, effective and engaging stories on deadline when necessary
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or closely related field
  • Proficiency in using computers to write and the Internet to research
  • Familiarity with requirements of photojournalism and ability to take publication quality images with a digital camera
  • Available for evening and weekend work as scheduled
  • Strong initiative
  • Adaptable
  • Reliable transportation and a valid driver's license needed to cover stories

Essential Functions:

  • Develop daily and long-range story and illustrative ideas
  • Write compelling, comprehensive, fact-filled stories on deadline and put readers first by avoiding cliches and arcane language
  • Establish and nurture sources building trust through effective interviewing and reliable accuracy
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to serving readers
  • Develop ideas for illustrating stories and be capable of shooting own images as needed
  • Participate in team meetings and decisions

To Apply:

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, at least five clips and a cover letter detailing experience to Jonathan Greene, Editor, The Richmond Register, 380 Big Hill Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475, or by email to jgreene@richmondregister.com . MV and background check required. No phone calls, please.