City: Center, Texas
Newspaper: The Light and Champion
Job Description: Are you passionate about good community journalism? The Center Light and Champion is seeking a general assignments reporter to cover Center and Shelby County. The right candidate must be able to handle breaking news, produce daily content and adhere to deadlines. We’re looking for a strong storyteller, capable of producing a well-written article accompanied with photos. The right candidate will have knowledge of AP style, basic photography/ editing skills and be comfortable with social media, Adobe CS and Microsoft Office Suite. Reporting experience preferred. The right candidate will have strong interpersonal written and verbal communication skills and an eagerness to learn and constantly produce engaging, effective content. Evening/weekend work is required.
The Center Light and Champion is a semi-weekly newspaper in Center, located in the East Texas Pineywoods. Center is the county seat of Shelby County. We’re home to several nationally recognized businesses. The city’s population is about 6,200 with the county at 26,019. Must be reliable, hard-working and a team player. Reliable transportation is a must. We offer a competitive starting salary with opportunities for advancement. Benefits include health insurance, vacation and sick/personal leave, and the chance for advancement. Please feel free to visit or visit the newspaper’s Facebook fan page to read up on what's been happening in your new hometown.
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