USA TODAY NETWORK

Reporter

6 days agoKokomo, IN

Indiana, USA • Muncie, IN, USA Req #19940

Thursday, December 2, 2021

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The Star Press in Muncie, Indiana, is looking for an enterprising, digitally focused reporter who's ready to tackle a wide range of local news stories and help us grow our readership. The reporter will be responsible for covering breaking news, in-depth features and enterprise stories. We want someone with a strong interest in local news and the ability to dig out stories. They will be expected to constantly seek out topics and issues that resonate with our local audience online. A major focus of the job will be education coverage, primarily K-12, but also following news from Ball State University. Reporting also will extend to new businesses, social services and general assignment ideas. The ability to work closely with a team, as well as a strong social media presence, are musts. This is a chance to make your mark in local news coverage, build a strong portfolio and collaborate with Gannett's other Indiana news organizations.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field.

Equipment: Computer literate with a working knowledge of MS Word. Knowledge of editing/publishing software a plus.

Skills: Must be self-motivated, independent, excel in communications with people inside and outside the company, be able to generate story ideas but also follow instructions for assigned story ideas.

Application Instructions:

Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here and upload your materials combined into one single document with as much of the following as possible: your updated resume, a brief cover letter explaining your interest and fit for the position, and your portfolio/clips/links to a few samples of your work. **It's important that these items be combined into a single document attachment/upload (preferably in PDF format). The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.

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Job ID: utn-19940