This post was forwarded to me by a reader from a journalism job site. From what I’ve heard previously, this is not an additional hire but a replacement for a departing reporter. I also hear there are some other year-end departures, in sales, for example.
“The Union in Grass Valley, Calif., is looking for a talented reporter with public records and multimedia skills. Two years experience preferred.
“We’re looking for a reporter who works hard, produces vigorously, and can handle breaking news, complex subjects and investigative material along with intense government coverage, occasional features, routine community news and briefs.
“We have a strong online presence and are looking for a reporter with photo, video and social networking skills to enrich our Web page.
“Our reporter needs to be able to spin a yarn in print and on video, have excellent writing skills, strong people skills, deep grasp of AP style and be a self-starter. The successful candidate will be able to develop a beat, work contacts, bring home the story, not take “no” for an answer and be willing to accept serious, thoughtful editing.
“Positive attitude, team spirit, technological aptitude, professional presentation, good organization, follow-through and customer service are essential; humor and humility a plus.”