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News-Sports Reporter, The Springfield Sun (weekly in Washington County, Ky.)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Central-KY-Kid, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Position is open because Brandon Mattingly, the current news-sports reporter, was promoted to news editor.

    You're a one-man shop covering one school (Washington County High School's Commanders and Commanderettes). Not sure if the Sun covers the middle school.

    You're about an hour away from Lexington and less than 30 minutes away from Bardstown, which was recently named the Most Beautiful Small Town in America.

    You're an LCNI shop in an area with many LCNI sister publications (Elizabethtown daily, Lebanon weekly, Bardstown 3-times a week, Campbellsville weekly, Hodgenville weekly), so you can get photo/writing help.

    Being in E'town, I'm scheduled to cover Washington County football at least twice this season (once when it plays Elizabethtown High, once when it plays LaRue County High in Hodgenville).



    News/Sports Reporter

    Springfield Sun — Springfield, KY 40069

    Aug 02

    Full Time


    Browse all Landmark Community Newspapers, LLC jobs

    The Springfield Sun has an immediate opening for a full time News/Sports Reporter. The Sun is a weekly newspaper in Washington County in central Kentucky, 45 minutes from Lexington and Louisville. The newspaper earned first place for General Excellence in the Kentucky Press Association contest for 2012. The Sun has been providing coverage to the community since 1892.

    Degree in journalism or related field
    Effective organizational and time management skills
    Ability to work well with other departments as well as outside customers
    Working knowledge of the overall newspaper process
    Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Word
    Strong communication skills
    Good to strong photography skills
    Extensive knowledge of high school and summer league sports
    Strong vocabulary, spelling and grammar skills
    Proven team-oriented behavior with the desire and ability to assist teammates and work processes where necessary to accomplish the goals of the newspaper
    Valid driver’s license, automobile insurance with specific coverage amounts, and an acceptable driving record

    Essential Functions:
    Cover local news stories, including scheduled governmental meetings, as well as breaking news as needed
    Cover local sports, dividing the time as needed to cover each of these areas
    Take photos at news and sporting events
    Write feature stories as assigned and find his/her own story ideas
    Write a weekly column and assist with editorials
    Assist in editing material to be published in the Sun or for any special section of the paper as needed
    Paginate sports and ag pages weekly using InDesign
    Assist in various office duties as directed

    Work Schedule:
    Position is full-time, 40 hours per week balanced between news and sports.

    Landmark Community Newspapers, LLC is a group of community daily, tri-weekly, semi-weekly, and weekly paid-circulation newspapers, free newspapers and shoppers, special interest publications, sports publications and commercial web offset printing plants. The Corporate Office is located in Shelbyville, Ky., just east of Louisville. LCNI is a division of Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC (Landmark), Norfolk, Va., which also owns daily newspapers there and in Annapolis, MD; a television station in Las Vegas, and other communication services.

    We offer competitive salaries, a full package of benefits, and some of the most beautiful countryside that America has to offer. LCNI welcomes diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Drug testing employer.
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