Full Time Reporter, Alexandria

Full Time Reporter, Alexandria

Are you the kind of person who likes to get to the bottom of things and be the first to know what’s happening around you’ Do you have a commitment to community journalism’ The Echo Press, Alexandria, Minnesota, is looking for an experienced reporter to join our award winning team. The Echo Press is a twice weekly newspaper with a strong online presence serving Douglas County, Minnesota.

DUTIES:

  • Coverage of education issues in Alexandria, including school board meetings.
  • Coverage of breaking news, including crimes, accidents and natural disasters. Must be able to independently cover breaking news, write the story immediately and get it online.
  • Coverage of court cases in Douglas County, including checking court records for information.
  • Taking quality photos to accompany stories; shooting video for online stories.
  • Writing general assignment and stories as assigned for special sections.
  • Generating and pursuing story ideas from around Douglas County, with special emphasis on the northeast section of the county.
  • Regularly cover evening and weekend events/meetings.
  • Carry law enforcement scanner and respond to calls on a rotating schedule.
  • Cover city and county meetings as a backup.
  • Other duties as assigned by the editor.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate degree in communications or journalism or experience preferred.
  • Excellent grammar, spelling and typing skills.
  • Ability to work well with others under pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task, juggling multiple projects in a fast-paced newsroom.
  • Some experience with photography and videography preferred.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license that is insurable by the company.

To be considered for this position please upload cover letter, resume and work samples when applying.

Application deadline is 5/27/16

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