The Post and Courier
POSITION DESCRIPTION: To write obituaries and news briefs and to perform other clerical functions to keep the newsroom functioning smoothly.
- Writing free obits and proofing obit pages
Typing briefs for zones, business, features and school sections
Answering newsroom telephones
Distribute morning papers
Sort and distribute faxes
Maintain office equipment
Order office supplies
Errands as needed by the city desk
Perform other duties as assigned by management
Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:
- Bachelor’s degree or appropriate professional experience.
Must be able to deal courteously with public at all times.
Basic understanding of the principles of journalism and operation of the newspaper.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent command of grammar/spelling and a meticulous approach to writing.
Effectively use computer technology.
Able to complete multiple tasks accurately within deadlines.
Handle jobs as they arise in the newsroom that may be outside the scope of daily duties.
Excellent keyboard skills.
Must be able to work flexible hours.
Able to sit for long periods of time
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds—per safety policy.