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General Assignment Reporter

Company: Biloxi Sun Herald
Location: Biloxi
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

The Sun Herald in Biloxi, Mississippi, is looking for a general assignment reporter who wants to live on the beach and be challenged daily to cover the uniqueness and complexity of the Mississippi Coast.
The ideal candidate will cover a little bit of everything, from quick breaking news stories to writing lists about the best place to get a shrimp po-boy, to keeping a close eye on cases and lawsuits in local and federal courts.
The reporter could spend a morning in court or writing about issues affecting residents in local neighborhoods, and the afternoon touring a unique mansion for sale or polling the Coast on their favorite new restaurant. No two days will look the same.
You will tell stories in an engaging way and you'll assist in getting your content to reach larger audiences by adding irresistible headlines, impeccable SEO and creative social media share text.
Your goal is to help us grow our audience reach and earn loyal readers by making sure we are a credible, timely and compelling source of news in Biloxi and surrounding counties. You should also be able to take strong photos and occasional video on your phone.
You will work generally a dayside Monday through Friday shift, but occasional weekend work may be needed. Please note this job runs from Jan. 10, 2022, to Jan 10, 2023. It is for a one-year period only.
QUALIFICATIONS:


  • One year of reporting experience is preferred, though recent graduates will be considered;
  • Strong writing and reporting skills and excellent news judgment;
  • The ability to shoot passable photos and videos;
  • Solid news judgment and excellent journalism ethics;
  • Understanding of open records laws and the ability to file, manage and oversee requests pertinent to beat work;
  • Ability to engage with readers and develop sources on social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter;
  • Understanding of SEO and other optimization opportunities and a demonstrated ability to learn new skills in social and digital;
  • Ability to correctly identify audiences for selected stories;
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit, deep curiosity and high energy;
  • A collaborative style that works comfortably across teams spread throughout the office and company;
  • You must have reliable transportation;
  • You must have a valid driver's license and vehicle insurance with at least the minimum insurance coverage required for the state in which you will be working.

    To Apply: Please provide work samples or a link to your portfolio
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Keywords: Biloxi Sun Herald, Biloxi , General Assignment Reporter, Advertising , Biloxi, Mississippi

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