Door County Reporter

Door County, WI, USA ● Wisconsin, USA Req #24275
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
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Door County Reporter
 

The Door County Advocate/greenbaypressgazette.com/door-co, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, is seeking an energetic journalist to join our team as a reporter covering a county that is one of the Midwest's top tourism destinations and one of the most beautiful places in the country.

The reporter will be responsible for covering a wide range of stories to produce compelling journalism that continuously grows a fan base by informing and engaging readers. Door County is home to a thriving arts scene and businesses ranging from wineries to world-renowned restaurants as well as a major shipyard.

The beat included covering governmental issues, but from the vantage point of how they affect residents and visitors, from building more affordable housing and zoning laws to highway reconstruction projects.
 There will also be opportunities for feature wring and deeper storytelling. 
 

Responsibilities:
 

  • Monitor emails, social media, community groups, police scanners and other sources to find stories.
  • Efficiently and accurately write breaking-news stories.
  • Contribute to urgent coverage spanning all newsroom beats.
  • Find, pitch and swiftly produce news stories on topics of emerging interest, with a focus on what readers want and need to know.
  • Works with editors to evaluate what's working and what's not, and develops ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
  • Collaborate with content team to provide all the appropriate elements for stories (i.e.photos, videos and graphics).
  • Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues.
  • Promote personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.
  • Provide great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.


Requirements:
 

  • Bachelor's or master’s in communications, journalism or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ reporting/newsroom experience is preferred, but we will also consider candidates with significant intern experience.
  • Previous experience in covering dining and food preferred.
  • Adept at taking photos and video and will file quickly across platforms: mobile, desktop and social media.
  • Strong command of AP grammar and style.
  • Strong copy-editing skills and the ability to produce content that is clean, accurate and "publication ready."
  • Is passionate and enthusiastic about news and content that will work well with audiences on social platforms.
  • Comfortable in fluid, fast-breaking, stressful situations.
  • A desire to grow and develop a key beat in our newsrooms.
  • Is comfortable using social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to enhance reporting and promote stories.
  • Understands reporting ethics and sourcing.
  • Excels in a fast-paced news environment and understands the digital first mission.
  • Collaborates well with others and can work with a team on the biggest stories.
  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Employment is contingent on passing a post-offer pre-employment background check, motor vehicle record check & drug screen.


We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your upload to a resume; show us what you’ve done. To do so, put together a single document file that includes the following, in this order:
 

  1. Your resume – one to two pages.
  2. A cover letter that outlines how you would approach the job.
  3. Links to 3-6 online samples of your work. Show us what you’ve produced or had a hand in that best reflects what you can do in your desired role.


It is important that these items be assembled into a single document and uploaded in PDF format. Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.


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Other details

  • Job Family Frontline Journalists
  • Job Function Consumer
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education Equivalent Experience
Location on Google Maps
  • Door County, WI, USA
  • Wisconsin, USA