Oswego County News
and NNY360.com have a reporter
opening based in our Mexico, N.Y. office. This full-time reporter will work with the daily website that covers the north country and with the weekly print Oswego County News.
The preferred candidate is a go-getter who is dedicated to providing quality journalism to our readers. We're looking for someone who can balance breaking news and enterprise reporting with paying close attention to daily life in Oswego County.
Daily responsibilities include receiving assignments, evaluating leads and pitching stories to the editor, researching, reporting, interviewing and revising and editing work for publication. The reporter will be responsible for Oswego County's presence on NNY360.com, a new website for Northern New York Newspapers that covers Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Lewis and Oswego counties. Reporting for NNY360 is a collaboration with newsrooms in each county.
Qualified candidate must:
•Maintain an ethical, honest and objective standard in reporting.
•Write and report stories and updates for use online and in print.
•Build rapport with a diverse array of people.
•Have strong time management skills, able to work to deadlines.
•Shoot and edit photos and video.
•Have reliable transportation to travel to various locations throughout the county.
•Be willing to work a flexible schedule, including evening hours and possibly some weekend hours.
•Report on a variety of content including; human interest stories, politics and government, the arts and breaking news.
Bachelor degree in Journalism, Communications, English or a related field preferred.
We offer competitive pay, 401K, health insurance, vacation and sick days.
Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples by October 15 to: Erin Law
Oswego County News
260 Washington Street
Watertown NY 13601
or email [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]