News Reporter

Category: 
Editorial
Company: 
El Campo Leader-News
Email: 
publisher@leader-news.com
Location: 
El Campo, TX

The El Campo Leader-News has an immediate opening for a full-time news reporter.

The ideal candidate is ready to cover various beats including governmental boards and activities as well as local civic functions. A writer who can contribute dynamic feature stories in addition to covering straight news is a big plus as is photographic and social media skills.

Our writers cover their subject from start to finish – doing the interview, taking the photos, writing the stories and designing the pages to present coverage to our readers. Knowledge of InDesign software and Photoshop is helpful, but can be taught.

Our next reporter must be a team player and enjoy collaborative efforts as well as be able to work independently. The ability to meet deadlines is a must.

Candidates with previous newspaper experience are preferred, but will consider college graduates with outstanding skills.

The Leader-News is a EOE. Salary depends on experience. Health insurance, vacation and participation in 401K available.

The El Campo Leader-News is an award-winning publication serving residents in Wharton County located on U.S. 59 between Houston and Victoria.

Responsibilities and Duties

A reporter's job varies each day as the subjects change. This post requires covering assigned beats as well as feature stories. Our writers cover their subject from start to finish – doing the interview, taking the photos, writing the stories and designing the pages to present coverage to our readers. Knowledge of InDesign software and Photoshop is helpful, but can be taught.

Qualifications and Skills

Candidates with previous newspaper experience are preferred, but will consider college graduates with outstanding skills. Please attach any clips for review.

Benefits

The Leader-News is a EOE. Salary depends on experience. Health insurance, vacation and participation in 401K available.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $11.00 - $16.00 per hour