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Seeking aggressive and dynamic mobile journalist

The Herald & Review in Decatur, Illinois, has an exciting opportunity for an enterprising newshound who enjoys a fast-paced environment. We’re hiring a mobile journalist to aggressively report on breaking news, public safety and other topics relevant to our audience.

This position requires:

* Reporting and writing with speed, accuracy and creativity, and the news judgment to determine what will move the bar for our growing digital audience

* A deeply competitive spirit to break news first and best, using every newsgathering tool at our disposal

* The flexibility to switch gears quickly, from covering a snowstorm to responding to a fire to chasing down state lawmakers for a reaction piece

* Strong knowledge about content management systems, especially regarding multimedia and other assets, and the ability to meet our expectation on building packages that increase engagement and recirculation

* Consistent use of social media, photo, video and other digital tools in creative ways to grow the brand

* A watchdog spirit and solid news judgment to spot trends worthy of deeper dives

Decatur is in Central Illinois, about three hours from St. Louis and Chicago. We have a beautiful lake, downtown restaurants and affordable living. Best of all for our next mobile journalist, we have a news market that produces good stories that make for good journalism. If you’re someone who can help us push hard, let’s talk.

Apply at http://www.lee.net/careers/

The Herald & Review and Lee Enterprises Inc. are equal opportunity employers.


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