The Keene Sentinel, an independent, family-owned community news organization serving southwestern New Hampshire, is looking for an enthusiastic education/general assignment 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 his or her 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 good 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 position provides an excellent opportunity to get solid training in a 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.
Tell us how you fit the bill, and how you will make our paper better.
Please send your cover letter, resume, at least four writing samples, as well as your compensation requirements to Local News Editor 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.