General Assignment Reporters
The Daily Times and Community Common are now accepting resumes for general assignment
reporters. Qualified applicants will be responsible for gathering information on an assigned beat, writing daily and enterprise stories related to that beat. Our reporters are encouraged to think with a digital-first mentality when it comes to breaking news.
The Daily Times, in Portsmouth, Ohio, is a daily media outlet, publishing Monday through Saturday and a sister publication, The Community Common, a free Sunday newspaper.
The Daily Times Website leads the community with the most up-to-date news 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
We are looking for a reporting skill set that includes: accuracy, fairness, source and beat development, resourcefulness, enterprise/aggressiveness,
completeness, news sense, visual perspective, teamwork.
Our candidates writing skill set should include:
clarity, organization, effective leads, productivity, AP style (helpful, but not necessary), reporters must have a digital-first mentality, acute social
media knowledge, keen understanding or ability to learn video, proficient in sending stories from the field, constant use of phones, ability to react to change productively and handle other essential
duties as assigned.
A degree in journalism or other related discipline
is preferred. Evening and weekend shifts are
Ideal candidates will be self-driven, hard-working, multi-tasking individuals and have a passion for the local community. Active participation in teamwork in your everyday work and/or on special project teams is vital.
Must have valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, mobility and a reliable automobile.
Applications should include five writing samples, complete with photos (if applicable), references who can speak directly to your talent, and a cover letter with your resume: send general assignment reporter resume packages to Editor Chris Slone at firstname.lastname@example.org.