December 13, 2010

Education reporter @ Northern Virginia newspaper

Times Community News, a chain of newspapers in Northern Virginia and the Piedmont, seeks a full-time education reporter who will be bassed in Warrenton, Va., and cover the public school system, community colleges and several top-notch private schools.

The ideal candidate will value the role local news plays in the community and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Must have a knack for uncovering issues and trends affecting public education, including parents, students and educators, and writing about them in a compelling style that engages our readers.

Newspaper experience required, as is the ability to meet deadlines and generate five to six stories per week. The reporter must be willing to attend evening community meetings and work occasionally on the weekend. Local candidates preferred.

E-mail letter outlining your experience and understanding of community journalism, resume and three published clips to scampbell@timespapers.com. No phone calls.

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