Reporter

City:  Tahlequah, OK
Newspaper:  The Tahlequah Daily Press
Job Description:  The TAHLEQUAH DAILY PRESS, located in the beautiful foothills of the Ozarks in Northeastern Oklahoma, is seeking an experienced, energetic reporter to cover our high-profile courts and crime beat, as well as city and county government, plus weather and disasters (fires, traffic accidents, etc.). The Press, a five-day-a-week CNHI publication, is a well-regarded newspaper that recently won sweepstakes three years running in the Oklahoma Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, along with hundreds of individual and departmental awards over the past several years from OPA, the Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalists and national competitions. We have one of the most aggressive social media programs in the state, with nearly 26,000 followers, plus a stable circulation base. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and a team player, with at least a few years of experience covering “hard news,” and/or a journalism degree with emphasis in that arena. We’re looking for a dedicated, inquisitive and engaging individual who enjoys mixing it up with public figures, elected officials, law enforcement officers and the general public; who can generate informative and interesting copy through often routine meetings and legal documents; who doesn’t mind occasionally odd hours; and who has strong interviewing, research and writing skills. Photography experience is a must, as are digital savvy and an active social media presence. This is a perfect position for an ambitious journalist who’s just starting to get his or her feet wet in the industry, or for a seasoned professional looking for an eclectic yet laid-back quality of life Cherokee County offers, with its recreational river and lakes, a thriving arts scene, and other amenities. Good benefits; pay commensurate with experience.
CONTACT:  Email resume to Executive Editor Kim Poindexter, kpoindexter@cnhi.com, along with references and salary requirements.