General Assignment Reporter

City: Ardmore, Oklahoma
Newspaper: The Ardmoreite
Salary Range: $20,000-$23,000
Job Description: Do you think that getting the facts straight is just as much fun as having a writing style that is clear, concise and easy to grasp? Are you a reporter, with layout skills, who enjoys covering a wide variety of stories, from City Hall to the County Fair? Are you looking for a newspaper where you can hone your skills alongside a professional, friendly group of co-workers who are as committed to great journalism as you are? Then look no further when considering where to send a resume. The Daily Ardmoreite, a 10,000-daily circulation in south-central Oklahoma, is looking for a general assignment reporter who has basic layout skills and can work in InDesign. We are a six-day morning paper so this position entails some evening and weekend hours. We are located in one of the fastest growing communities in Oklahoma – right on the I-35 corridor, an hour and a half away from two major metropolitan areas. We offer competitive pay, good benefits and the chance to join an evolving newsroom that embraces the emphasis on multi-media approach to news gathering and story-telling while holding firm to the tradition of excellence in newspaper journalism. The successful candidate for the position will have a keen eye for detail, the ability to turn out tight, readable copy on deadline and has an abiding curiosity about the people and events in our coverage area. Experience in news writing and layout, preferably at the collegiate level, is required. Experience in photography, video and editing will provide an edge, as will a bachelor's degree in journalism or related fields. The Daily Ardmoreite is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free workplace. To apply please send a letter of application, resume, references and at least three clips plus any examples of page design and photography. If emailing, please include “reporter” in the subject line.
Contact: Marsha Miller, News Editor, PO Box 1328, Ardmore, OK 783401, e-mail marsha.miller@ardmoreite.com