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Reporter, Bay Times/Record Observer - Stevensville, Maryland

Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty General Assignment
Job Status Full-time
Salary $30,000 annaully
Website http://www.myeasternshoremd.com/eedition/bay_times/


Job Reports To:        Editor

Job Summary 
Candidates must have strong writing, research and people skills. In addition to writing, the position requires ability to take photographs and video for the Bay Times and Record Observer, the website and also to share content with the company’s daily newspaper. Duties include assigned meetings, event coverage and spot news; helping maintain and staff the office; and assisting customers. Enterprise and feature stories strongly encouraged to round out each week’s production. This is a part-time position, involving mostly night and weekend assignments, also includes holidays. 

Job Functions

The successful candidate must be flexible, attentive to details, diplomatic, able to take direction, and able to multi-task. This position will work with different personality types and across a number of publications. Candidates for this position should have strong interpersonal skills and customer orientation and exhibit an ability to work effectively with internal and external contacts as a team member as well as a team leader.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to write and to provide clean copy, to take photos and video, strong organizational skills.
  • Must be able to accept instruction and editing suggestions from editors.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with the public.
  • Perform job duties and conduct self in accordance with company core values. 
  • Initiate and nurture effective, professional relationships with internal and external contacts.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Prior reporting/editing experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task.
  • Must have own transportation.

Technology Skills:     

Computer and photography skills required. Proficiency with the Internet, social media and video taking required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook is helpful.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field or equivalent work experience required.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

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