JOB: Reporter/Photographer (KY)

The Anderson News has an opening for a full-time (40 hour per week) reporter/photographer. The weekly paper publishes each Wednesday, has a Wednesday TMC/shopper, and publishes numerous special sections. Lawrenceburg is located 15 miles west of Lexington off I-64. The Anderson News can also be found online at http://www.theandersonnews.com.

The newspaper, located at 1080 Bypass South in Lawrenceburg, Ky., has won numerous awards for excellence in journalism and advertising from the Kentucky Press Association, including being named the state’s best newspaper in its class dozens of times.

The successful applicant will be a multi-talented writer, photographer and paginator/page designer who is dedicated to excelling at local coverage, identifying and producing enterprise stories, and contributing to special sections. Must be organized, deadline-conscious and a stickler for accuracy and fairness.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree, journalism or related field preferred, or one or more year’s news writing experience for a weekly or multi-weekly newspaper
Experience with breaking news and government coverage a plus
Competency in photography, Photoshop, InDesign, and AP style
Be able to properly use digital camera
Knowledge and interest in Internet and new media
Be able to work some nights and weekends
Have reliable transportation to travel to assignments, a valid driver’s license, and proof of vehicle insurance

Essential functions:
Cover assigned beats and breaking news with timely stories and photos.
Take initiative to pursue news/feature/photo opportunities.
Contribute stories and photos for special sections of the paper.
Update the newspaper’s website.
Meet deadlines.
Serve as a positive liaison with the public and represent The Anderson News at community events.
Function effectively as member of news team.

This position reports to the Anderson News publisher.

If interested in this position, contact:
Kerry Johnson
Publisher/Regional Manager
The Sentinel-News
P. O. Box 399
Shelbyville, KY 40066
Ph. 502-633-2526
kjohnson@sentinelnews.com

Notify your immediate supervisor and LCNI Human Resource Director if making application. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 14, 2014.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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