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Location: Covington, GA
The Covington News, an award-winning, three-day-a-week paper located 30 minutes east of Atlanta, is looking to expand its staff by hiring a reporter to cover one or two major beats and produce enterprise stories.
This position will most likely cover the two major local government beats, but exact areas of coverage will be chosen based on skill level and experience and could include education, housing, healthcare, business or others. Please emphasize any reporting experience in these areas in your cover letter.
There are numerous opportunities for enterprise, investigative and feature stories, and all reporters are given the opportunity and expected to produce such pieces both in and outside of their beats. Preference will be given to candidates with strong enterprise clips.
Reporters are required to take their own pictures and post to social media platforms. Pagination skills and experience are a plus.
Ideal candidates will have at least two to three years of experience at a professional newspaper or other news agency. Pay is negotiable and will be directly tied to level of experience and skill. Schedules will include night and weekend work.
The News is located in Covington, Ga. in Newton County, a community of more than 100,000 residents that is a diverse mixture of urban and rural environments and provides a wide array of reporting opportunities.
The News offers health benefits and a 401K plan.
Send resume, cover letter and clips to Editor Gabe Khouli at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to The Covington News, 1166 Usher St. NW, Covington, Ga. 30014.
The News and Morris Multimedia, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability.