Paxton Media Group is seeking a full-time general assignment reporter for The Elkhart Truth. This reporter will cover a variety of local stories and breaking news. Prospective candidates should have excellent writing and interviewing skills, some reporting experience, and good people skills. Photography experience is a plus. The ideal candidate will have excellent news judgment, urgency in reporting and writing, the ability to consistently meet deadlines, and the ability to find the personal side to a story.
- Bachelor's degree in journalism or equivalent
- At least one year of experience in journalism preferred, including strong writing and general reporting skills
- Familiarity with social media and digital reporting; digital photography skills a plus
- Ability to tell stories in ways to get readers interested in things they might not have read before
- Flexibility to multi-task and work on several stories simultaneously
- Ability to consistently meet deadlines without sacrificing quality
- Knowledge and curiosity to ask extra questions and find new stories
This job requires some evenings and weekends.