Three Area Newspapers Looking for Staff Reporters

Newspaper Reporter Job Openings:

1. The Daily Tribune News, an award-winning daily newspaper in Cartersville, Georgia, is seeking a full-time general assignment reporter. This reporter will cover a range of beats, including crime and business reporting. Candidates should display strong news judgment and a desire to “dig deeper.” In addition, the position requires proven writing skills and knowledge of AP style. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field preferred. Night work and weekend work will be included.

Please email your résumé and three writing samples to Jessica Loeding, managing editor, at jessica.loeding@daily-tribune.com.

2. Bainbridge Media, publisher of The Post-Searchlight, a multifaceted, award-winning media company located in southwest Georgia, has an immediate opening for a do-it-all reporter to join our staff, who is eager to learn and anxious to hit the ground running.
The successful candidate will handle a variety of duties to include news reporting, sports reporting, pagination, photography and design. The reporter will also have the opportunity to produce story ideas and content for two quarterly glossy magazines, Bainbridge Living and Rifle & Rod. Bainbridge is located on the Flint River in southwest Georgia, 40 miles from Tallahassee, Fla., and only two hours from the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. A quintessential small southern town, Bainbridge offers a great quality of life and stories that are just waiting to be told.
Bainbridge Media offers a competitive salary, a full range of benefits, and an excellent opportunity for advancement within Boone Newspapers.
To apply, please send cover letter, résumé, and non-returnable clips to Jeff Findley, publisher, jeff.findley@thepostsearchlight.com.

3. The Douglas County Sentinel is looking for a news reporter to cover the cops and courts and city government beats.
The Sentinel won seven awards in this year’s Georgia Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, including second place for Local News Coverage. We take pride in being a government watchdog and in shining a light on the positive things going on in our diverse community located 20 miles west of Atlanta. We are feisty and aggressive, and we take pride in breaking news.
The successful candidate will be someone who gets excited chasing news and working with public safety officials. This person will also cover the Douglasville City Council and major trials in our county, so working with government officials, listening to testimony, researching court documents, and writing stories that no other media outlet has are major responsibilities on this beat.

The person chosen will have skills in using digital media to distribute news electronically and be quick on his/her feet to get it posted. The applicant should also be competent with a camera. Someone who is a copy-editing perfectionist, possesses solid news judgment and has a passion for journalism are also musts for the person we hire. The Sentinel publishes three times a week. We offer a solid benefits package with health/life/dental, 401(k), vacation, etc. Please email cover letter, résumé and three writing samples to Ron Daniel at jobs@douglascountysentinel.com.

Excellent Internship Opportunity at the Weather Channel. Applications due by Nov. 20

We’re looking for our next PR intern for spring semester! We’re hoping someone can start early January, and the deadline to apply is Nov. 20 Details below …
Melissa Medori, APR  |Public Relations Manager

p: 770-226-2191       e: melissa.medori@weather.com

Company: The Weather Company

Position Title: Corporate Communications Temp
Job Location: Atlanta, GA

Description: The corporate communications team at The Weather Company is seeking an intern for the semester to assist with internal and external communications as well as social media. Interns will assist with and gain external experience in media relations, media list building, writing press materials and media pitches. Internal communications will include drafting internal announcements and editing and posting content to the Intranet. Intern will help monitor, utilize and engage The Weather Channel PR team’s Twitter account.

The corporate communications intern will also assist with daily media clip reports, customer relations, special projects and administrative tasks. This paid internship will provide a close-up view of the inner workings of a media company’s communications department. Interns are required to work at least 15 but no more than 40 hours per week.

Qualifications: Applicants must have strong communications skills and should be majoring in public relations, communications or a related field. Applicants should have strong writing skills, as well as a solid understanding of public relations and social media. Applicants should be professional and self-motivated, be able to multi-task, have a good attitude, and be able to function well in an environment with short deadlines and quick turnaround projects.

 To Apply: Please send a cover letter and résumé to PR@weather.com.

Timing (Specific start/end dates TBD):

Spring intern: Jan.-May – submit by Nov. 20

Summer intern: May-Aug. – submit by March 28

Fall intern: Aug.-Dec. – submit by June 28

About: The Weather Company includes The Weather Channel (weather.com), Weather Underground (wunderground.com) and WSI (wsi.com). While we can’t actually control the weather, the information we gather from the largest collection of worldwide forecast data, our state-of-the-art forecast technologies, and the industry’s best forecast modeling allow us to provide the best weather forecasts, information and stories to people all over the world.

Virginia Dyer  |Corporate Communications