Senior Reporter

City:  Tahlequah
Newspaper:  Cherokee Phoenix
Salary:  $18.57 Hourly
Job Description:
  Receives assignments and /or evaluates news leads and news tips to develop story ideas. Composes information into in-depth news and feature stories. Takes photographs or shoots video to illustrate stories. Maintains and updates assigned digital technology as necessary. Consistently meets deadlines, writes clean, concise news and feature stories for both print and online. Edits video, photos and audio. Complies and incorporates supplemental material and background information from a range of sources, such as files, reference libraries, and/or individual knowledge sources, as appropriate. Mentors and assists the reporting staff including cultivation of sources, research methods, data management and story development. Analyzes complex political, cultural, economic and interpersonal situations and deducing possible motives, goals and outcomes. Assists the Assistant Editor with duties as assigned including:copy editing, coordination of the assignments and development of story leads. Coordinate with multimedia team to create multi-media and social media content. Assist Editorial staff to maximize impact, reach of all stories and projects. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT: Bachelor's degree from 4-year college or university in Journalism or Communications; or six years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT: An additional four (4) years of newsroom experience.
Contact:  Interested applicants should apply and submit resume at https://social.icims.com/viewjob/po15386743955521cefe 
Brandon Scott, Executive Editor - brandon-scott@cherokee.org
Travis Snell, Assistant Editor - travis-snell@cherokee.org
Will Chavez, Assistant Editor - will-chavez@cherokee.org