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Sports/news reporter - Morgan County News (Wartburg, TN)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by MiamiBoy, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Active Member

    Morgan County News, located in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee, seeks a full-time sports and news reporter with the position open immediately. Morgan County is approximately 30 minutes from Oak Ridge, one hour from Knoxville, and is home to the Obed Wild and Scenic River, Frozen Head State Park and Lone Mountain State Forest. We seek a creative, motivated and self-sufficient reporter who can bring ball games and meetings to life. We are a sister paper to the Roane County News in nearby Kingston and the LaFollette Press in Campbell County. The newspaper can be found online at www.morgancountynews.net.


    • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience in the journalism profession
    • At least 2 years of experience in the newspaper business
    • Solid writing, researching and interviewing skills
    • Fluency in AP style and strict adherence to grammar rules
    • Copy editing skills
    • Pagination skills using InDesign
    • Photoshop skills
    • Competency in photography and social media
    • Impeccable time management and organization
    • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license
    • Ability to work some evenings and weekends to cover news/sporting events
    Essential Functions:

    • Cover sports in Morgan County which includes four high schools and some other community sports such as racing.
    • Cover regular government beats and other stories as assigned. While the position is mostly sports related, you can expect to write news regularly, especially during downtimes.
    • Assist with special sections, create features stories on a myriad of subjects and cover breaking news as required.
    • Communicate with the editor daily.
    • Contribute a column regularly.
    • Meet deadlines.
    • Help proofread news content.
    Work Schedule: Hourly, 40 hours a week with evening and weekend work sometimes required.


    For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

    Sports/News Reporter - Morgan County News - Wartburg, TN
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