Associate Editor/News Reporter

DeForest Times-Tribune, Lodi Enterprise & Poynette Press
Published
Mar. 12, 2019
Location
Sun Prairie, WI
Category
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Description

Our community newspapers seek an associate editor/news reporter. We are a part of APG Media of Southern Wisconsin, publisher of two daily and ten community newspapers in beautiful southern Wisconsin, just minutes from downtown Madison, the state capital and home of the University of Wisconsin. APG is one of the fastest growing media companies in the US.

This position serves as the lead news reporter for four communities, and assists the managing editors with page layout, website and social media, as well as feature reporting and helping to coordinate special projects.

Duties include:

Covering governmental bodies, meetings, schools and education, crime and courts, other news coverage as assigned by the managing editors, and additional community stories and related events of interest in our readership area through reporting, photography, and writing news and feature stories.

Assist in production of pages each week using InDesign and Photoshop software, including layout, design, writing headlines and cutlines, photo editing, and pagination.

Posting stories to website and promoting content on social media.

Feature stories for special sections and projects that publish in multiple newspapers.

Fill in for the managing editors during absences.

The successful candidate will have at least two years’ experience, a degree in journalism, communications, or a related field, or a combination of experience and education that meets the requirements, as well as demonstrated proficiency in:

  • Exemplary people skills
  • News and feature reporting, writing and editing skills
  • Photography skills
  • Page layout and design experience with InDesign and Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word

APG of Southern Wisconsin serves our readership audience through print newspapers, websites, feature sections and specialty magazines. We offer a full package of benefits including health and dental insurance, 401k, and paid time off.

To apply, email your resume, cover letter and references to:

Chris Mertes, Executive Editor
spedit@hngnews.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

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