City Editor/Features Editor

City Editor/Features Editor
The Moore County News-Press
Dumas, Texas

City Editor/Features Editor

Full-time job

The Moore County News-Press is looking for an enthusiastic journalist to contribute in the publication of timely and accurate news. The successful candidate will be a skilled writer with a passion for the job and someone who is capable of both informing and entertaining our readers.

• Conduct research to uncover interesting and significant news
• Gather, corroborate and interpret data
• Interview key persons (witnesses, sources etc.) to obtain more information
• Use findings to construct a well-written article
• Retain awareness of the readers’ point of view
• Obtain first-hand information by being present in happenings
• Receive assignments or investigate news leads/tips
• Comply with the moral code of the profession
• Maintain notes and audio recordings
• Partner with other journalists, editors, producers etc
• Establish contacts and sources for use in future research
• Keep abreast on developments by studying papers, attending events etc.
• Proven working experience as a journalist or reporter
• Portfolio of published articles or newscasts
• Ability to follow strict deadlines and fast-check information
• Current knowledge of headlines
• Computer proficiency (MS Office, digital page/photo editing, web search, social media)
• Excellent communication and networking skills along with an aptitude in extracting information
• Good observation and deduction skills
• Integrity and morality
• Degree in journalism or relevant field preferred

To apply, send resume to

Moore County News-Press
PO Box 757
Dumas, TX 79029-0757