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We're seeking a versatile journalist to join our team as a general assignment reporter and continue our tradition of impactful local reporting.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Cover a wide range of local news stories, including government, education, crime, and community events
  • Develop sources and story ideas independently Write clear, accurate articles on tight deadlines Take photographs to accompany stories as needed
  • Collaborate with editors and other reporters Engage with the community via social media

Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field
  • Strong writing and reporting skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with digital publishing tools
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Preferred: 1-3 years of reporting experience
  • Knowledge of Richmond area and its diverse communities
  • Understanding of the paper's historical significance and commitment to community journalism
  • Multimedia skills (photo, video, audio)

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 writing samples to craigbelcher@richmondfreepress.com

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We're also seeking a passionate sports enthusiast to join our team as a part-time Sports Editor.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee sports coverage for our weekly print edition
  • Write and edit sports articles, focusing on local high school and college athletics
  • Develop story ideas and maintain a calendar of local sporting events
  • Collaborate with other editors to ensure comprehensive local coverage
  • Requirements: Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field
  • Strong writing, editing, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of AP style and sports terminology Familiarity with Richmond area sports scene, especially high school and college levels
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends
  • Preferred: 2+ years of experience in sports journalism or editing
  • Understanding of the paper's historical significance in the community Hours: Approximately 20-25 hours per week, schedule to be determined

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three samples of your sports writing to craigbelcher@richmondfreepress.com