General Assignment Reporter
The Keene Sentinel, an independent, family-owned community news organization serving southwestern New Hampshire, is looking for an enthusiastic reporter to work in a lively news environment.
We’re looking for someone who loves telling stories and constantly works to tell them in new and better ways; someone who is curious; someone who seeks out the news rather than waiting for it to fall into their lap and who will get into the community to do the type of reporting that makes journalism meaningful. The right candidate asks questions, follows a hunch and isn’t afraid to pitch ideas. Applicants must have the self-discipline, drive and time management skills to juggle daily assignments, with the diligence and ambition to tackle thoughtful enterprise pieces.
This full-time position provides an excellent opportunity to get solid training in a digital-first newsroom that values mentorship. The Sentinel publishes throughout the week on its various digital platforms, as well as in its six-day print newspaper. Reporters write for both print and the web; social media skills are a must, and some night and weekend work is required.
Tell us how you fit the bill, and how you will make our paper better.
The Sentinel is an equal opportunity employer and offers a comprehensive benefits package and an excellent working environment.
Please send your cover letter, resume and at least four writing samples to Executive Editor-Local News Anika Clark at
. No phone calls, please.
About this company
Welcome to The Sentinel, a media enterprise whose main goal is to help the 100,000 or so people living in southwestern New Hampshire know what's going on - and what will go on - immediately around them and in the world.
The Sentinel frequently references the past, about which it knows more than a little. The paper was founded by 21-year-old John Prentiss in March, 1799, and it remains one of the oldest news organizations in the country continuously published under the same name.
About 100 people work here, in all sorts of jobs: advertising, printing, news, circulation, online operations, business and so on.
The paper is locally owned, which is a rarity these days. The publisher, Tom Ewing, lives in Keene and occupies the corner office. He, like all the other members of The Sentinel team, are answerable to an enterprise that's been serving the community for more than two centuries. But, acknowledging the public nature of their work, they are also answerable to you.