General Assignment reporter

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Perry County Newspapers

Date Posted June 06, 2024
Industry Newspapers
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time

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The Perry County Republic-Monitor has an immediate opening for a dedicated general assignment reporter to join its team.
The general assignment position will write news stories on a diverse variety of subjects, ranging from news and features to sports.
The Republic-Monitor is an award-winning, weekly community newspaper publishing news and information digitally, socially and in a weekly print publication serving a county of nearly 30,000. The successful candidate will be supported through mentoring, flexible hours and a mix of pitching stories and workshopping ideas with leadership and their peers.
The Republic-Monitor staff works in an office located in the heart of downtown Perryville, Mo., with ample access to everything the county has to offer, including outdoor adventures, a burgeoning entertainment district, cozy coffee shops and constant activities from which to fill a weekend to-do list.

Desired attributes of an ideal general assignment candidate:
1. Flexibility: A general assignment beat reporter can cover a wide range of topics, from local events to breaking news, without being confined to a specific subject area. This flexibility allows them to respond quickly to developing stories and provide comprehensive coverage across various beats.
2. Broad Knowledge Base: General assignment reporters need to be well-rounded individuals with a broad knowledge base. They should be able to research and understand diverse topics quickly, enabling them to report accurately on a wide range of subjects.
3. Adaptability: Stories can emerge unexpectedly. General assignment reporters must be adaptable and ready to pivot to new assignments at a moment’s notice, demonstrating agility in covering breaking news.
4. Versatility: With a general assignment beat, reporters have the opportunity to hone a variety of skills, including interviewing, investigative journalism, writing, multimedia reporting and page design. This versatility makes them valuable assets to any newsroom, capable of tackling different types of assignments with proficiency.
5. Networking: General assignment reporters often interact with a wide range of sources and stakeholders within the community. Building and maintaining strong relationships with these contacts is essential for gathering information and securing interviews for stories across different beats.

The Republic-Monitor offers benefits including:
• Health insurance, dental and vision
• Paid time off
• Flexible schedule
• Family-friendly atmosphere

For more information, please email publisher Robert Cox at [email protected].

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