The Daily Herald in Provo, UT, is seeking a full-time lifestyles/features writer. We're a daily newspaper reporting on Utah County with a strong commitment to our online content. Our (award-winning) features team has the coveted job of covering all art, music, food, events and entertainment in Utah County. This position’s responsibilities also include the opportunity for some editing.
The ideal candidate will be an excellent long- and short-form writer with an eye for the great story and a knack for grabbing our readers' attention. We're also looking for someone with an open mind about identifying new and innovative ways of telling those stories that can play a key role in the expansion of our digital platforms. Some occasional weekend and evening work will be required.
We’re seeking a writer with a great sense of voice that displays true excitement and passion for all kinds of entertainment. This reporter’s content will be featured in the weekly entertainment Tab “The Ticket” published on Thursdays, and occasionally in A-1 packages, and online at heraldextra.com/entertainment.
As part of Ogden Newspapers, the Daily Herald offers a full benefits package, along with a professional and comfortable work environment focused on growth opportunities for employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
Please apply to email@example.com and attach a resume, cover letter and a link to at least three work samples. Ideally, one would be an opinion piece, review or column; another would be a long-form "takeout" type feature suitable for Sunday publication and the third would demonstrate how online content was used to enhance or replace the printed words.
Valuable Skills include:
• Section planning
• Directing and editing freelance contributors
• Web content management
• Ability to take photos
• Interactive with readers on social media
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
• Previous newspaper experience a must
• Candidates without prior newspaper experience will not be considered.