News Publishing Company is seeking to fill a community reporter. sports editor position in our Vandalia, Ill. newspaper, The Leader-Union, a 4,100-circulation weekly The position's primary responsibility is to cover sports activities in Vandalia and Fayette County, which includes six other school districts. Secondary responsibilities include occasional meetings, community features and other writing as needed. The job includes writing stories, related photography work, paginating the sports pages, and loading sports stories and pictures on The Leader-Union website -- www.leaderunion.com. Some pagination and proofing of other pages in the paper is also included.
The successful applicant must be a strong writer, a good photographer and be familiar with a broad range of prep and youth sports. They must be able to write game stories as well as features, be organized, able to meet deadlines and be a stickler for accuracy.
The newspaper offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off benefits.