The Pharos-Tribune in Logansport, Indiana, seeks a reporter to fill a key newsroom role as we continue to tell our community’s stories, which we have since 1844 when the newspaper started six years after the city’s founding.
We’re one of Indiana’s oldest newspapers and publish five papers each week in addition to special sections and a glossy magazine.
We’re seeking a journalist with experience covering local politics and government, breaking news and general-assignment beats and who’s interested in writing features or columns.
The right candidate will not only possess excellent reporting and writing skills, but will be a savvy user of social media, using it share our content and mine information for their stories; have strong research capabilities; have basic photographic skills (with cellphones or professional cameras) and be comfortable working on video assignments.
The Pharos-Tribune also puts a premium on presentation in our print edition, with a strong commitment to visual storytelling through photography and informational graphics. As a result, the paper has brought home top honors the last three years for design and infographics.
We are seeking a journalist with experience covering local politics, government, breaking news and general-assignment beats, but also those who are interested in stretching out to write engaging features or columns.
Multilingual ability is a plus — particularly Spanish and Burmese. The schools district’s ESL program serves 23 distinct languages and dialects. Our industries bring in workers globally, and this year alone saw the opening of Guatemalan, Puerto Rican, Cuban and Mayan restaurants and a Haitian grocery, in addition to Mexican, El Salvadoran, Thai-Philippine and Chinese restaurants and bodegas and an Asian/Burmese market.
The reporter is responsible for providing written content and associated components used in editorial products. The reporter must maintain a collaborative relationship with all other editorial departments and functional organizations and ensure compliance with established standards of customer service.
Talented newcomers are welcome to apply, and the editorial team has experience from some of the country’s largest newspapers and holds reporters to those standards.
Include in your cover letter what beats/stories you’re best at covering or would like to cover.
Additional responsibilities may include:
- Assist in the execution of the mission of all products
- Assist the editor to identify and develop staff training programs
- Meet acceptable standards of performance, including standards of production and quality
- Provide reader-driven content
- Ensure accuracy of all information
- Cover general assignments, including but not limited to:
- local politics/government
- news/breaking news
- special interest
- Reporter will handle the editing of at least one Saturday advance page (Lifestyle, Business or Entertainment).
Reporter will also share in the following duties:
- posting to social media
- posting to website
- monitoring social media and website comments
- checking general email accounts for updates and press releases
- assisting with daily standing content (police blotter, area briefs, etc.)
- assisting with budgeting
- assisting with editing and proofing
- Other duties as assigned
Description of Physical Location/Workplace for Pharos-Tribune Reporters
24-hour access to the office is available through a keyed-entry. Employee off street parking is available. When necessary, the reporter should be available and able to leave the building to make on-site visits with sources for stories, to accompany a photographer on assignment, etc.
The Pharos-Tribune is owned by CNHI, which includes more than 100 local newspapers and websites in 22 states, including 68 dailies and more than 40 non-dailies. This partnership provides opportunities for stories, photos, graphics and videos produced by staff at the Pharos-Tribune to be distributed across much of the U.S., while our paper and website has access to excellent content from each of our sister publications.
In just the last four years, the Pharos-Tribune has won 10 Hoosier State Press Association awards, six Indiana AP Media Editors awards and two first place awards from the National Newspaper Association.
Logansport is situated in mid-north Indiana within a few hours of Chicago and Indianapolis. The diverse community is home to many local shops and eateries, walking and biking paths, 21 parks and recreation facilities, theaters and historic sites including the Cass County Dentzel Carousel, which is a National Historic Landmark, and the historical State Theatre. Located at the confluence of the Eel and Wabash rivers, the area has public access to many fishing, boating and camping sites and other outdoor activities. The Cass County Family Y is about to undergo a multi-million-dollar modernization project. And Logansport was recently chosen by Realtor.com as its No. 1 small town in America to live in based on housing costs, crime, unemployment rates and quality of life factors.
Candidates should direct letters, resumes and work samples to:
Kevin Burkett, editor
517 E. Broadway
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: Up to $16.00 /hour
Job Type: Full-time
- Dental Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account
- Health Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Vision Insurance
- Monday to Friday
- On Call
- Multiple locations
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- Only full-time employees eligible
- Temporarily due to COVID-19