The Gonzales Inquirer is looking for a senior reporter to cover news in our community .
We are an award-winning weekly community newspaper located in Gonzales County, where the fight for Texas Independence began. We are also one of the oldest continually published newspapers in the state, with editions dating back to 1860. We publish daily online and have a weekly print newspaper as well as a variety of magazine products.
While we are very proud of our history, not to mention the history of our community - we ARE where the phrase, 'Come & Take It' originated - we are also proud of our future and want the right person to help us take our news coverage to the next level.
You will cover a wide range of news and feature stories ranging from local government, schools and community events to investigative reporting. You should have a strong interest in community reporting and a passion for telling engaging stories.
We're looking for someone with formal journalism education and training (or equivalent experience) and at least two years of experience in a newsroom that produces content on a daily basis. You must be comfortable conducting in-person and phone interviews, be well-versed in AP style, and have basic photography and photo editing skills. You must also be social media savvy, as this position will be expected to attract a broad audience and drive engagement with our work through creative and consistent use of social media. Video skills are a strong plus.
You must be able to meet deadlines and turn quality stories around quickly - we post local content daily online. Reliable transportation, a valid drivers license and auto insurance are necessary. The qualified candidate will be an organized, motivated self-starter looking to make a difference in a growing community. This position also offers an opportunity for advance, both in-house and within our group.
Our newsroom staff is not responsible for page layout, but candidates should have a keen eye for producing visually appealing stories with a modern balance of copy and visual elements. Strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as computer skills including sharing/collaborating via online services (content management systems, Google Apps and/or Microsoft Office 365/OneDrive) is a requirement.
The Gonzales Inquirer is part of Fenice Community Media, a progressive group of Texas community newspapers that prefers to promote from within. If you are ready for your next challenge, please include your resume, cover letter and compensation requirements when applying. Apply at https://fenicecommunitymedia.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=85