POSITION DESCRIPTION: Report and write news stories of interest to readers for dissemination across multiple platforms, including print, online, mobile and social media. Write weekly Food newsletter. Position based in Columbia.
Requirements, minimum education level, and experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English or related field
1-2 years of demonstrated journalism experience
Strong communication and interpersonal skills associated with developing trusting relationships and maintaining a high level of confidentiality
Strong organization and prioritization skills with excellent follow through
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Digital skills: Prioritizes delivery of relevant breaking news type content for immediate dissemination on our digital platforms, when appropriate and under the guidance of supervisors. Develops and maintains skills needed to provide the photo, video and audio components of a story.
Accuracy and ethics: Produces work that is accurate in fact, tone and implication. Understands and follows libel law and the rules governing plagiarism.
Communication: Discusses original and assigned story ideas with supervising editor, maintaining an accurate planning document to be shared. Stays in touch with desk when covering spot news. Participates in brainstorming sessions to develop detailed and realistic story ideas.
Organizational skills: Develops a systematic approach to developing a beat to quickly achieve a high level of knowledge and relevant contacts. Works with supervising editor to meet deadlines and assigned story lengths.
Professional development: Works with supervising editor to develop and/or improve reporting and writing skills. Seeks out and participates in training opportunities to improve skills.
Flexibility: Reacts to change productively and handles other duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements: Close eye work, continuous sitting, constant walking, standing, light to moderate lifting 15-30 pounds (per safety policy).