The Kemmerer Gazette, an award-winning community newspaper in southwest Wyoming, is looking for an editor who can do a little of it all. If you have reporting experience and are looking for a steppingstone to the next stage of your journalism career, this job may be perfect for you. Those with experience are preferred, but we are willing to train the right person for the job.
Some duties include:
• Writing news, sports and features, along with taking accompanying photos
• Designing the weekly paper with Adobe InDesign
• Creating and managing a weekly story budget and supervising a part-time reporter
• Updating website and managing social media
• Copy editing press releases and columns and rewriting submissions as needed
• Contributing to company-wide special sections from time to time
We need a self-starter, someone solid, who can work on his or her own with minimal oversight — someone who takes pride in their work and is willing to learn and grow; someone who will strive each week put out a better product than the last. The Gazette is part of a great group of newspapers, and we work together very well as a team. We provide a great working environment — we have many long-term employees, including several who have worked their way up to management positions.
Our focus is hyper-local. We need someone to tell the stories of student-athletes; inform the community about what’s happening at town council, commission and school board meetings; grab readers with eye-catching photos and design; and be the face and mouthpiece of the newspaper in the community.
Kemmerer is located about two hours from Salt Lake City, where many residents travel to experience concerts, professional and collegiate sporting events, theater, museums, dining and other cultural events. If you enjoy the outdoors, Kemmerer might be for you. It’s close to all things camping, world-class fishing and hunting, four-wheeling, skiing, snowmobiling and many more activities.
If this is what you’re looking for, please send your resume, cover letter and three article clippings (if you have them) to: Bryon Glathar at firstname.lastname@example.org.