General News Reporter/Photographer

City: Poteau, Oklahoma
Newspaper: Poteau Daily News
Job Description & Requirements: The Poteau Daily News, published Tuesday through Saturday with a circulation of 4,500 and located in southeastern Oklahoma, is now taking applications for a full time General News Reporter/Photographer. We are seeking the right individual who believes in our commitment to a strong emphasis on local news coverage in LeFlore County. The successful applicant will have typing and photography skills; proofreading skills which include but are not limited to a command of grammar, writing and mechanical construction of the English language; copy editing abilities; computer generated page production layout abilities; organizational skills; a positive and enthusiastic attitude; and a strong work ethic. The successful applicant must be able to work well with members of the business community as well as the general public and elected officials. He or she will be ready to cover a variety of news happenings including area meetings and events, courthouse and police beat reporting and feature writing. A commitment to community journalism is essential. Being user-friendly with InDesign and Photoshop would be an advantage. Prior newspaper experience is helpful but not required as we are willing to train the right person.
Job benefits include automobile allowance, paid vacation, sick days, group health plan including major medical and prescription card, life insurance and continuing educational training. Also available is a 401K Retirement Plan. This is the perfect opportunity for a recent graduate with an associate or bachelor's degree in journalism.
Contact: If the thrill of having a challenging, rewarding, career with enormous personal satisfaction appeals to you, send your resume and clips along with reference list to: Laura Young, Managing Editor, c/o Poteau Daily News, P.O. Box 1237, Poteau, OK 74953,, FAX: 918-647-8198