Newspaper JobFile

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** The Chicago Tribune seeks a GA reporting resident for a two-year appointment, working on both city and suburban departments; must be experienced/talented/working daily reporters who are well-rounded reporters and graceful writers, are resourceful self-starters, can aggressively pursue enterprise ideas, can spend half of the program on the overnight breaking news desk and the other half on the metro desk writing daily and enterprise stories; the paper will consider recent grads who have had three solid internships. Send .pdfs of clips, a resume, a letter outlining why you deserve the job and contact information for at least three professional references to with a subject line of “resident reporter.”   EOE   (2/9)

— Openings at Shaw Media (Crystal Lake, IL): Meteorologist who can produce forecasts for its suburban Chicago, Dixon, Sterling and Morris newspapers, an produce forecasts, maps, video and written reporting, can update social media regularly, can build and maintain a network of weather spotters, can meet all deadlines, reports in timely fashion on breaking weather phenomena and can work in tandem with marketing. Apply to Shaw Media — Meteorologist, Box 250, Crystal Lake, IL 60039.   EOE   (2/1)

— Openings at 22nd Century Media (Orland Park, IL): Orland Park-based editor who has a passion and talent for community news, can collaborate with three editors to develop award-inning content, wants to work in an atmosphere that is creative and entrepreneurial, can plan a weekly newspaper that consists of new/lifestyle/arts/sports sections, can report on the photograph local events and meetings, compile regular content items that include police reports/obituaries/community calendar, work well with freelancers, is detail-oriented, is a team player and is proficient in Microsoft Suite and InCopy. Three clips and resume to Bill Jones, ME, at No calls. EOE   (2/1)

— The H-F Chronicle (Flossmoor, IL) stringers (see online). EOE   (indef.)

— GateHouse Media seeks editors who love local news, think small and mid-sized towns are great places to call home and want to run a newsroom. With 494 community publications and more than 250 related Web sites from Chicago to New York and California, GateHouse-owned media reach 10 million people each week; must be innovative, digitally savvy, be great storytellers who will delight and inform readers and want to lead newsrooms into the future. Work samples and resume to Jean Hodges at EOE   (indef.)

— Sauk Valley Media (Sterling, IL) seeks a dynamic reporter who has a desire to make a difference through community journalism, can write for print/digital products/niche publications and can generate quality in-depth and investigative pieces. Clips, resume and a letter outlining your interest in community journalism to the Sauk Valley Media HR Dept. – Reporter, Box 498, Sterling, IL 61081 or apply online at, attn: News Reporter.   (2/1)

— The Champaign (IL) News-Gazette seeks a news and sports copy editor who can edit copy and can post to digital platforms. Pay $27,300/year and up. Clips and resume to the News-Gazette HR Dept., Box 677, Champaign, IL 61824 or e-mail with a subject line of “copy editor.” EOE   (2/11)

— The Vandalia (IL) Leader-Union seeks a sports editor/community reporter with at least two years experience who can cover six school districts, can write stories and shoot photos, can paginate sports, is well-organized, knows Photoshop/InDesign/AP style/libel law, can work nights and weekends, meets deadlines and is a stickler for accuracy. Apply online at (2/1)

— The McLeansboro (IL) Times-Leader seeks an experienced GA reporter who can work across print and digital platforms and can work weekends. Clips and resume to Tesa Glass, regional ME, 911 Broadway, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 or e-mail Tesa Glass at (2/11)

** Now News Group (Milwaukee, WI) seeks a reporter (Job #3670) who is hard-working, has a natural curiosity, has a gift for telling stories on deadline, is comfortable in a multimedia environment, is energetic and has solid reporting and writing skills. Apply online at EOE   (2/10)

— The Sheboygan (WI) Press seeks a reporter (Job #3654) who can write for print or Web, is a true generalist, is a newshound and has plenty of story ideas. Apply online at (2/10)

— Openings at the Wisconsin State Journal/Lee Enterprises regional design center (Madison, WI): A highly motivated and creative page designer who can bring a new dimension to Lee Enterprises’ brand of local newspapers and magazines; must fit in with a staff that is energetic, is working hard to change the perception of designers as merely visual people, works with the belief that good content drives readership, has the heart of a journalist and has an innovative mind; must be able to multitask, have experience in information and content design, have a strong instinct for problem solving, have a sense of urgency and have a passion for news; InDesign and Photoshop background preferred; apply online at .   EOE   (2/1)

** The Stevens Point (WI) Journal seeks a GA reporter (Job #3641) who is equally competent print and digital, is a newshound and is a storyteller. Apply online at (2/10)

— Openings at the Oshkosh (WI) Northwestern: Experienced editor (Job #423) who uses judgment and cutting-edge analytical tools to oversee teams of journalists in newsrooms in Oshkosh and Fond du Lac with substantial support from a 10-newsroom group and can execute sophisticated/aggressive/unconventional/solutions-oriented reporting; must be a newsroom leader with a record to back it up. Public safety reporter (Job #3266) who can cover breaking news, is a public safety watchdog, has strong news judgment and can shoot still photos and video. Apply online at (2/1)

— Openings at the Fond du Lac (WI) Reporter: Editor. (See Oshkosh Northwestern listing above).   (1/12)

— Openings at the Wausau (WI) Daily Herald: Experienced and self-driven public issues investigative reporter (Job #2518) with a minimum of five years experience who understands that digging up information that affects readers is a public service, can work with a team of watchdog reporters in central ‘Wisconsin, can provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues, can engage readers on social media and other digital platforms, knows how to analyze public records and utilize open records laws, is well-organized, is a critical thinker, is a vivid storyteller and can cover daily events while working on enterprising and in-depth journalism. Apply online at (2/1)

— Openings at the Times of Northwest Indiana/Lee Enterprises regional design center (Munster, IN): A highly motivated and creative page designer who can bring a new dimension to Lee Enterprises’ brand of local newspapers and magazines; must fit in with a staff that is energetic, is working hard to change the perception of designers as merely visual people, works with the belief that good content drives readership, has the heart of a journalist and has an innovative mind; must be able to multitask, have experience in information and content design, have a strong instinct for problem solving, have a sense of urgency and have a passion for news; InDesign and Photoshop background preferred; apply online at Special presentation designer with the same abilities; apply online at   EOE   (2/1)

— The Peru (IN) Tribune seeks eager reporters who want to be first and accurate in a competitive news environment, has solid story judgment and can craft crisp copy to meet tight deadlines; photo-shooting ability a plus. Three clips and resume to (2/1)

— The Anderson (IN) Herald Bulletin seeks a talented and energetic reporter who takes initiatives and can cover a variety of general interest topics, can craft detailed stories for print and Web, knows what/when/where to deeply explore the why and how, has a passion for community-driven journalism and is social media savvy. At least three clips and resume to Deb Sorrell, ME, at   (2/1)

— The Jeffersonville (IN) News and Tribune seeks a self-starting government reporter who can cover Clark and Floyd Counties, can master the issues facing the communities, explains decisions before the news breaks and can report stories replete with context. Photo and video shooting background is a plus; the emphases are expediency and accuracy. Clips and resume to Susan Duncan, editor, at (21)

— The Madison (IN) Courier seeks a reporter who undertstands how to gather and organize information and can produce enterprise reporting to help explain issues that affect daily life; should be equally comfortable writing for print and Web, and should be able to shoot video and stills. Clips, resume and references to (2/1)

— The Perry County News (Tell City, IN) seeks a community reporter/page designer who is a stickler for accuracy, knows InDesign and Photoshop, can paginate news pages and special sections, can compile community event listings and can work effectively in a self-paced atmosphere. Apply online at (2/1)

— Openings at the Creston (IA) News Advertiser: Reporter who understands what the online and mobile audience want, can develop sources in person and through social media channels, is comfortable when asked to shoot video or skills, understands that papers are part of a 24-hour news cycle, believes in immediacy, can handle a broad range of assignments and tells stories that show readers how the events and people portrayed are relevant to their lives; apply to the News Advertiser HR Dept., Box 126, Creston, IA 50801.   EOE   (2/1)

— The Red Oak (IA) Express seeks a GM/editor for the weekly; ideal candidate is a reporter who wants to move into management, is a solid writer of news stories and opinion, has good news judgment, designs using InDesign well, is a newsroom leader, is well organized, can help generate revenue and can motivate staff. Apply online at (2/1)

— The Independence (MO) Examiner seeks a hands-on, visible editor (Job #5269946987) who can grow the print and digital audience, can manage other functional areas of the business, wants nothing less than to be the pre-eminent provider of local content and advertising in the market. Apply online at (1/12)

— Openings at the Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal: City Living reporter (Job #3479) who can help readers navigate life in Louisville, is the master of quick-hit stories, knows what’s hot and what’s not in the retail and restaurant scenes, is always in the know about what’s coming and going and can give the audience behind-the-scene looks at favorite boutiques/bars/retail shops. Designer (Job #3010) who can create visual concepts to communicate ideas that inform and captivate readers of 15 papers in states from Maine to Maryland. Apply online at (2/10)

— Openings at the Oldham Era (LaGrange, KY): Reporter/photographer who can cover several beats, can handle GA work and feature stories, can shoot photos and provide story ideas; apply online at (2/1)

— Openings at Landmark Community Newspapers (Shelbyville, KY): Editor-at-large who has community newspaper experience and can work temporary assignments that range from several weeks to several months, with travel arrangements from the person’s current location; most of the needs will be at weekly newspapers and could be in any of the 13 states in which Landmark owns newspapers.   General manager/editors with at least 10 years of newspaper experience, including five years in management roles, who can work on a temporary basis throughout the company, have a solid understanding of business practices, can oversee advertising and circulation as well as news and production and can work assignments that range from several weeks to several months in any of 13 states; apply to Dan Sykes, Exec. VP.  Reporter/editor-at-large who can cover jobs at any LCNI newspaper in cases of emergency or other staffing shortages; knowledge of sports is a plus; apply to Benjamin Hamm, editorial dir. Reporters and copy editors willing to relocate and move up in a group of 56 paid dailies and weeklies in 13 states; apply to Benjamin Hamm, Box 549, Shelbyville, KY 40066, call (502) 513-1157, fax (502) 633-4447 or e-mail  (indef.)

— The Crookston (MN) Daily Times seeks a sports editor (Job #22699336) who can cover the local HS as well as the local University of Minnesota campus; can train on Photoshop and Quark. Clips and resume to the Mike Christophersen, ME, 124 S. Broadway, Crookston, MN 56716; he will take questions at (218) 281-2730 or cell (218) 280-0771. (1/23)

— Openings at the St. Cloud (MN) Times: Neighborhoods/breaking news reporter (Job #2822) who is creative and willing to experiment, can connect with the audience online, can find consistent enterprise and can uncover the important/interesting/entertaining stories in Sartell and Sauk Rapids. Apply online at (2/10)

— Openings at the Detroit (MI) Free Press: Auto reporter (Job #3270) who can respond to breaking news, can write sophisticated enterprise, can do occasional watchdog pieces and can write about a large and complex industry in transition. Sports director (Job #2700) who can focus on Detroit’s Big Six: the Lions, Pitons, Red wings, Tigers, Wolverines and Spartans while championing daily and in-depth coverage of other NCAA schools and a robust preps scene. Apply online at  (2/1)

— The Lansing (MI) State Journal seeks a reporter (Job #2586) who can cover an array of issues in central MI and around the state; must be highly motivated, have the ability to report compelling stories, is comfortable providing context to breaking news or diving deep for the bigger picture and revelatory stories; must be adept with all things digital. Apply online at (2/1)

— The Monroe (MI) News seeks a reporter (Job #2632) who is a self-starter, can generate story ideas, acts with urgency, can write compelling stories for all platforms, posts to Facebook and Twitter, knows AP style, can work nights and weekends and can shoot video. Links to your best work, with resume, to Jill Nevels-Haun, executive editor, at (2/10)

— The Port Huron (MI) Times Herald seeks a lead enterprise reporter (Job #3340) who has the skills and motivation to look under every rock, behind every door, through ever file folder and in every government database for the truth; must tell compelling stories that resonate with audiences; must be able to write breaking stories and in depth work.. Apply online at (2/1)

— The Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer seeks an investigative data and research reporter (Job #2889) who has a zeal for obtaining and analyzing data that sheds light on how well government agencies/nonprofits/other significant organizations operate in their efforts to serve the public, delivers insight into the data’s real-world impact and meaning, holding officials accountable and serving as a catalyst for positive change at all levels. Apply online at (2/1)

— Openings at the Mansfield (OH) News: Editor (Job #2862) who can plan and execute content to maximize community impact and story resonance on all platforms, oversee content that highlights discussions and debates on important community issues, has responsibility for editorial content, can analyze audience needs and develop complementary community content for all platforms. GA reporter (Job #3475) who is dedicated to making a difference in the community, can find innovative ways to tell stories, can edit short videos, has solid news judgment, is social media savvy and is a strong writer. Sports reporter (Job #3394) who combines an innovative approach to building print and online audiences with an old-fashioned understanding of the importance of HS sports; must work independently, write well and have good video skills. Apply online at (2/1)

— The Roane County News (Kingston, TN) seeks a photographer who has a keen eye, can shoot anything from breaking news to sports and features, can generally work weekdays, knows Photoshop and digital cameras, is well-organized, manages time well and knows grammar/spelling/punctuation. Apply online at (2/1)

** Openings at the Omaha (NE) News-World: Photographer (visual journalist – Job #1659) who can take still photos and can shoot/edit video packages, can shoot a variety of assignments, can demonstrate an exceptional ability to shoot breaking news and sports. Apply online at (2/10)

— Openings at the Grand Island (NE) Independent: Education reporter (Job #1860) who can focus o the Grand Island schools and can take general assignments; apply online at Designer/daytime page technician (Job #1890) who is a self-starter, pays attention to detail and can work with numerous deadlines; background with InDesign/Photoshop/Illustrator/Acrobat Pro a must. Apply online at   (2/10)

— Openings at the Kearney (NE) Hub: Managing editor (Job #1766) who can lead an experienced staff of reporters/editors/image specialists, can look to the future, is innovative and puts the focus on producing the best content possible; apply online at Education reporter (Job #1708) who is skilled and creative, is willing to take risks, can develop content for print and digital use, knows online/mobile/social media, can lead projects and can cultivate a digital-first team environment; apply online at (2/10)

— The Nebraska City (NE) News-Press, Syracuse (NE) Journal-Democrat and Hamburg (NE) Reporter seek a reporter (Job #226781) who is a self-starter, is good at generating story ideas, acts with urgency to collect and analyze breaking stories for use on all platforms, shows well-developed reporting and writing skills, can shoot video, can post content to social media, has good knowledge of AP style and can work night and weekend shifts when needed. Links to your best work, with resume, to Kirt Manion, editor, 823 Central Av., Nebraska City, NE 68410 or e-mail (1/12)

— The McPherson (KS) Sentinel seeks a sports reporter (Job #526994587) with digital savvy and a desire to get involved in his beat; must be comfortable with a range of story materials, have a digital-first mentality, engage readers with timely reporting, develop relationships in the community, has experience with digital cameras/video/social media platforms. Three writing samples, photo samples and resume to Cheyenne Derksen Schroeder, ME, at (2/10)

** Openings at the Greensboro (NC) News & Record: Designer/copy editor (Job #1944) who provides advanced support, can design and edit copy for print and Web, can proofread pages, may help guide the newspaper Web site and other digital platforms and can verify facts/dates/statistics and rewrite/modify copy to conform to style; apply online at Government reporter (Job #1543) whose main function is to explain the issues that will affect readers’ lives and the forces that determine those issues, can serve as the newsroom’s lead reporter during election season, fan cover government bodies at the state/county/city level and will contribute much online. Apply online at (2/10)

— Openings at the Hickory (NC) Daily Record: Copy editor/page designer (Job #1864) who can handle daily design and copy editing, works well in a fast-paced environment, can write crisp headlines and cutlines, can design section fronts and inside pages and can post stories and photos online for a variety of newspapers; must be able to adapt to changing needs on a universal desk; apply online at  No calls. (2/10)

— The Jacksonville (NC) Daily News seeks an experienced reporter (Job #52699464) who is willing to jump head-first into coverage of breaking and developing news, can provide continuous information on a variety of topics, can use print and digital tools, can translate content to multiple platforms, is resourceful, respects journalistic principles and aggressively seeks professional transformation. Clips and resume to Chris Segal, ME, at (1/12)

** The Florence (SC) Morning News seeks a solid reporter (multimedia journalist – Job #1990) who is ambitious/energetic/versatile, can cover breaking news, can produce quality enterprise stories and features, can work a beat, can develop sources and will be committed to the 24/7 news cycle; should know Word/Outlook/Photoshop/software programs that aid in posting to the Web; apply online at (2/10)



— StreetWise (Chicago, IL) seeks volunteer (as in unpaid) freelance writers and photographers who can contribute items to the weekly paper on a regular basis on such topics as public education, real estate, sports, , politics and entertainment in beat fashion, attending live events.  Send 2-4 work samples and resume to Suzanne Hanney, editor, 1201 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60607, fax (312) 554-0770 or e-mail EOE  (Indef.)

— Openings at In These Times (Chicago): Associate editor who is passionate about progressive politics, good writing, provocative ideas, challenging conventional wisdom and building a society that is devoted to liberty and justice for all; must be an ambitious editor, a careful fact-checker and have a sense of humor. Send three editing samples, three writing samples, a detailed resume educational transcripts and a letter containing the date you can join the staff to No calls. EOE   (2/1)

— Crain’s Indianapolis (IN) Business seeks a freelance business reporter (Job #17-0051) who can cover business news in the area, has a strong grasp of AP style, can generate ideas, can take direction well and is fluent in promoting content on Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn. Apply online at (2/1)

— Crain’s St. Louis (MO) Business seeks a freelance business reporter (Job #17-0047) who can cover business news in the area, has a strong grasp of AP style, can generate ideas, can take direction well and is fluent in promoting content on Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn. Apply online at (2/1)

— Crain’s Twin Cities (MN) Business seeks a freelance business reporter (Job #17-0074) who can cover business news in the area, has a strong grasp of AP style, can generate ideas, can take direction well and is fluent in promoting content on Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn. Apply online at (2/1)

— Crain’s Raleigh-Durham (NC) Business seeks a freelance business reporter (Job #17-0045) who can cover business news in the area, has a strong grasp of AP style, can generate ideas, can take direction well and is fluent in promoting content on Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn. Apply online at (2/1)

— Openings at South Carolina Living magazine (Cayce, SC): Writers who can produce 350- to 500-word profiles of World War II veterans to be compiled in booklet/book form; must have the ability to travel the state to conduct in-person interviews, have a digital camera capable of shooting high-res (300 dpi) images to deliver current images of each subject, have the capability to provide an audio recording of each interview for fact-checking purposes and have a demonstrated ability to tell a veteran’s story through anecdotes and interesting and accurate quotes, all delivered in a short format on tight deadlines; pay is $150 per profile; download the guidelines for the project at, and be prepared to supply one clip that best demonstrates your ability to deliver on the project and a short e-mail outlining your qualifications; profiles will be assigned on tight deadlines as veterans are identified; those who excel with this project will be considered for part-time and freelance work with the magazine. (Indef.)

— The GSA Business Report (Greenville, SC) seeks an editor (Job #526994623) to serve the Upstate business community who can provide content, can give editorial direction, leads the newsroom and works with the publisher to serve a niche audience of small- and medium-sized businesses. Apply online at (2/9)




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