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MMJ/General Assignment Reporter


Twin States News is seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic & dedicated MMJ/General Assignment reporter to join our local news team in Meridian, Mississippi. This position is responsible for pitching, shooting, writing and editing local story ideas on a daily basis. The qualified candidate should possess the ability to work under pressure, meet strict deadlines and be aggressive on breaking news as well as understand the importance of digital journalism, as the role includes contribution to our website and social media platforms.

This is an entry level position in a “teaching” newsroom, where you will definitely learn to hone your craft and grow as a journalist, helping to advance your career. We are looking for someone with a great attitude, who carries a passion for community journalism, is digitally savvy and can write quickly and conversationally. Your schedule may include nights, weekends, holidays and overnights.


Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Journalism

Understanding of AP-style writing

Strong knowledge of social media platforms

Ability to multi-task, strong organizational and communication skills

A valid driver’s license with a clean record & background


Our company offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health and dental care benefits, paid vacation, and a 401K retirement plan. So if you are fun to be around, have a great work ethic, are willing to learn and have a “can-do” attitude, we would love to hear from you!


A resume, cover letter, writing examples and electronic video files should be submitted to jpollard@wmdn.net to be considered for this position. No phone calls, please.


The Company does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family status, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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