University of Wisconsin–Madison

News Reporter

Employer Hometown News LP
Location Sun Prairie WI
Type Full time
Contact information Chris Mertes, Executive Editor, Hometown News LP
Apply by October 11, 2018
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Posted on September 11, 2018


Hometown News LP is seeking news reporters for our local community newspapers. We publish nine community newspapers in beautiful southern Wisconsin, and just minutes from downtown Madison, the state capital and home of the University of Wisconsin.

The News Reporter will report on our area communities and assist the managing editors of our weekly newspapers.

The successful candidate will have at least two years’ experience, a degree in journalism,
communications, or a related field, or a combination of experience and education that meets the requirements, as well as demonstrated proficiency in:
• Exemplary people skills
• News and feature reporting, writing and editing skills
• Photography skills
• Page layout and design experience with InDesign and Adobe Creative Cloud
• Computer skills including Microsoft Office products

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Covering municipal boards, schools, education, police/courts and other community stories, including news, features and other events of interest in our readership area through reporting, photography, and writing.
• Assist the managing editor in producing the news and community pages each week using InDesign and Photoshop software, including layout, design, writing headlines and cutlines, photo editing, and pagination.

To apply, email your resume, cover letter and references to Chris Mertes, Executive Editor at

Application Deadline – October 11, 2018.

Hometown News serves our readership audience through a print newspaper, website, feature sections and specialty magazines. We offer a full package of benefits including health and dental insurance, 401k, and paid time off. Equal Opportunity Employer.