The Emporia Gazette of Emporia, Kansas, has an immediate opening for a reporter who can build sources and dive into local issues. Duties include sports and general assignment, feature writing, coverage of local government boards and copy editing. The person must have sharp reporting instincts, outstanding news judgment, an ability to report and write quickly in a fast-moving atmosphere. A curiosity about the community and its people is vital.
The candidate must be an experienced interviewer who doesn't shirk from the hard questions. This person must have the ability to work productively in a team setting.
The person must be aggressive and adept at setting priorities and reordering them as needed, particularly under deadline pressure or as circumstances change. The person should have strong editing and writing skills, and experience with Multimedia journalism is must. Position will also require news page pagination and knowledge of InDesign. We use video, audio, Facebook and Twitter to tell our stories.
We are a Monday through Saturday paper, covering six counties. Salary based on experience. We offer health benefits, 401(k) and two weeks vacation. Emporia is on the edge of the beautiful Kansas Flint Hills one hour away from major Kansas cities like Kansas City, Wichita and Topeka. Send cover letter, resume with references and writing samples to Chris Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org (put reporter position in the subject line), or by mail to 517 Merchant, Emporia Kansas 66801.