The DeSoto Parish Journal has experienced tremendous growth in the past year. Therefore, an Assistant Publisher is needed to supervise the gathering and production of local news items.
This is an immediate opening for a newly created position. Salary and benefits to be negotiated.
Skills the successful candidate should possess include:
Covering local news events and boiling down the important aspects of the event into a news article.
Photographic skills to portray the event.
Research skills to supplement coverage of an event, including preparation prior to an interview, meeting, etc.
Journalistic ethics including being able to distinguish between the facts of an event and the “spin” of the event.
Acute observation and note taking to assure accuracy of reporting, especially quotations from individuals involved in the story.
The ability to ask relevant questions and keep the subject of an interview on track.
And the appreciation of hard work and diligence in the gathering, writing, and disseminating local news.
Interested candidates should submit a brief resume, photo, and all contact information. All submissions should be via email should be addressed to: DeSotoParishJournal@gmail.com.