Multimedia reporter

Multimedia reporter

Curious, energetic multimedia journalist needed at a strong community digital and print news operation. We are looking for an aggressive self-starter who can find stories and tell them in a compelling way online and in print. Coverage would include breaking news, enterprise stories and beat coverage. The reporter is expected to look beyond daily events and uncover the trends in the coverage area and explain why it matters to readers. Must be able to handle multiple assignments, work effectively and productively under deadline pressure and a have a willingness to develop and grow as a journalist. Social media, video and still photography skills are critical as we strengthen our digital platforms. The Progress-Index is a multimedia company with a strong digital presence and a 10,000 daily circulation newspaper that is part of the GateHouse Media company. We offer a competitive compensation benefits package.

Petersburg is a historic town with a growing, vibrant arts community. We are two hours from the beaches and mountains and 2 1/2 hours from Washington, D.C.

Applicants should have strong, demonstrated writing and grammar skills, background in multimedia journalism, including the ability to shoot photos and video, Tweet and have a solid grasp of AP style. Experience at a weekly or daily newspaper is preferred.

Send resume and cover letter, plus work samples to: Brian J. Couturier, Managing Editor, The Progress-Index, 15 Franklin St., Petersburg, VA 23803; or editor@progress-index.com. No phone calls, please. We are a drug-free workplace.