General Assignment Reporter

Responsible for developing and maintaining sources for stories within assigned beat areas; for developing story ideas from a variety of sources to be relayed to editor; for covering regular meetings and events within beats; for writing stories in a professional style to specifications (length, etc.) assigned by editor for print and digital publications; for taking images, still and video, to accompany assigned stories or as enterprise features.

Reporters must have serviceable vehicle and valid Virginia driver’s license. Residence within Rockbridge County is not required but highly preferred. Intermediate computer skills required, including and not limited to familiarity with MS Word, Email software, use of Internet browsers, and social media posting. Meeting coverage and breaking news stories may require some evening or weekend work. A general understanding of local government organization, an ability to understand basic budgets and a strong curiosity about people, the local area and the world are all positive attributes.
Full-time position with limited benefits. Prior media experience helpful but not required; demonstrated writing ability is required. Submit resume and writing samples to publisher@thenews-gazette.com or mail to Reporter, P.O. Box 1153, Lexington, VA 24450.