There is an immediate reporter opening in the Watertown newsroom of the Watertown Daily Times and northern New York regional news website nny360.com. An energetic, motivated reporter with a skeptical eye and desire to uncover news beyond meeting agendas and press releases is desired.
The beat is general assignment, but will include coverage of what is shaping up to be one of the most watched Congressional races in the state this year, the race for the 21st District. The race has already generated national attention. Jefferson County legislative coverage, regional business growth and overall quality of life throughout the region will also be among duties.
The ideal candidate will be a newsroom leader and team player, work well under deadline pressure and have the versatility and intellectual curiosity necessary to juggle a variety of tasks. Candidates should be able to write concisely, develop relationships with sources and have an ability to take initiative. The candidate should be proficient in multimedia and able to promote their own work and use the tools of social media to generate story leads. Video and photo skills preferred. A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are required.
Located in the heart of the Thousand Islands region, the Watertown Daily Times is part of Northern New York Newspapers Corp., a family-owned news business with roots in Watertown stretching back to 1861. The Times is a six-day morning print newspaper in a competitive market with an aggressive pursuit of local news. NNY360 is an around-the-clock news website that includes reporting in New York's Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence and Oswego counties.
Please send all application materials, including a cover letter, resume and links at least three of your best writing samples to city editor Brian Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Johnson Newspaper Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.
Location/Region: WATERTOWN ,NY