General Assignment/Govt. Reporter

City: Ardmore, Okla.
Newspaper: The Ardmoreite
Salary Range:  $20,000-$25,000
Job Description:  Do you think that getting the facts straight is just as much fun as having a writing style that is clear, concise and easy to grasp? Are you a reporter who enjoys covering a wide variety of stories, from City Hall to the County Fair? Are you looking for a newspaper where you can hone your skills alongside a professional, friendly group of co-workers who are as committed to great journalism as you are? Then look no further when considering where to send a resume. The Ardmoreite, a south-central Oklahoma daily, is looking for a general assignment reporter, whose core beat will be government. We are a six-day morning paper so this position entails some evening and weekend hours. We are located in one of the fastest growing communities in Oklahoma - right on the I-35 corridor, an hour and a half away from two major metropolitan areas. We offer competitive pay, good benefits and the chance to join an evolving newsroom that embraces the emphasis on multi-media approach to news gathering and story-telling while holding firm to the tradition of excellence in newspaper journalism. The successful candidate for the position will have a keen eye for detail, the ability to turn out tight, readable, accurate copy on deadline and has an abiding curiosity about the people and events in our coverage area. A bachelor’s degree in journalism (or related field) and 2-3 years reporting experience, as well as some photography skills make you an ideal candidate. The Ardmoreite is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free workplace.
Contact: To be considered, send a letter of application, resume, references and at least three clips plus any examples of  photography to Marsha Miller, The Daily Ardmoreite, P.O.Box 1328, Ardmore OK 73573. Or e-mail with "reporter" in the subject line. No telephone calls please.