The Daily News-Record is seeking a curious, enterprising and organized features reporter to cover the arts, culture and news in the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Va. This is an in-person position in Harrisonburg, Va. with occasional hybrid // remote opportunities. The work environment is a small newsroom. The features reporter is responsible for getting to the heart of a variety of issues. Constructing great ledes, using a narrative style and building strong sources will be essential for success in this role. The features reporter will have the freedom to pursue stories that interest them and creatively tell stories with a variety of media. The features reporter will have access to photography equipment and software, podcasting equipment and more.
Qualifications // Skills · Willingness to learn. · Good character and judgement. · Experience writing content for print and web, using Associated Press style. · Experience using social media.
Preferred Skills// Qualifications · Ability to report // write in Spanish, Arabic and // or Russian in addition to English. · Background and experience in journalism // reporting.
This is a full-time, 40 hours // week position. Candidate will be expected to work occasional evenings and complete one Saturday shift a month. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we offer competitive pay and benefits.