General News Reporter/Photographer

CITY:  Poteau, Oklahoma
NEWSPAPER:  Poteau Daily News
SALARY:  Salary is dependent upon experience and abilities, benefits available.
JOB DESCRIPTION:  If you are a person who knows that community journalism is the backbone of the business, can write about a city meeting one minute and a family reunion the next and can lay out a news page that people want to read, we want to hear from you. We are looking for a community-oriented individual who would like to enjoy life in breathtaking LeFlore County. We are a five-day daily newspaper in southeastern Oklahoma seeking an enthusiastic and motivated self-starter to cover assigned beats, write feature stories and paginate. This is a full-time reporter position, Monday through Friday with some weekends and nights in which you will be responsible for taking comp. time during the week to keep a 40-hour-week maximum. The ideal candidate will have experience in writing, photography and layout, with the ability to write up to three articles a day with photos. Experience with page layout using Macs and InDesign is a plus. Must be willing to learn. We are willing to train those who have strong skills in English, photography and/or public relations.
Please send resume and no more than 4 writing and 4 photography samples.
CONTACT:  Poteau Daily News; Laura Young, Managing Editor; P.O. Box 295, Poteau, OK 74953; 918-647-3188; e-mail