The Lincoln County News has an opening for a full-time reporter and photographer to cover local government, breaking news, business news, community events, and courts; write features; and perform other tasks as necessary under the direction of the editor. Candidates should demonstrate a passion for community journalism.
Requirements: experience or relevant education; strong reporting, writing, and photography skills; ability to meet deadlines; fluency in social media and ability to learn basic website administration (will train). Positive attitude, professional presentation, and strong work ethic. Familiarity with AP Style preferred. Video skills a plus. Recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. Nights and weekends are a must, as is participation in a rotating on-call schedule. Must live in or be willing and able to relocate promptly to Lincoln County.
This is an overtime-eligible position with competitive hourly pay and benefits, including health insurance, an individual retirement account with employer contribution, and vacation and sick pay.
This is a demanding job that often requires long and irregular hours, but also offers a flexible work schedule and an opportunity to live on the coast of Maine with abundant outdoor recreation opportunities in the area.
The Lincoln County News is an award-winning weekly newspaper. After 142 years in business and 96 years under the ownership of the Erskine-Roberts family, the LCN combines the stability of long-term family ownership and robust print circulation with the excitement of growth and innovation, including a new, responsive website at lcnme.com and a growing social-media presence.
To apply, email a resume, writing and photography samples (two each), and three references to email@example.com. No phone calls.