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Night Desk Journalist

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The Goshen News, an award-winning daily newspaper in northern Indiana seeks a versatile, motivated journalist to join its newsroom team as a night desk journalist. The desired candidate must have strong writing abilities, well-honed editing skills, knowledge of AP style and experience with NewsEditPro and TownNews software. They will also have a firm grasp of evolving trends in multimedia and social networks as well as superior organizational skills. Weekday work shifts will run from 1:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., but could vary slightly depending on work load and breaking news. Occasional weekend shifts may be required. This position will involve both writing and editing.

The Goshen News (circulation 10,000) covers news in most of Elkhart County as well as parts of LaGrange, Noble and Kosciusko counties. Its talented staff has won more than 50 Hoosier State Press Association awards the past six years and the paper has gained a reputation as a proving ground for talented young journalists looking to move up in their careers. Goshen (population 32,000) is located 25 miles southeast of South Bend, 120 miles southeast of Chicago and 150 miles north of Indianapolis. It is home to a thriving downtown art and social scene, one of the largest county fairs in the nation and the county’s only residential college — Goshen College.

Desired qualifications for this newsroom position include a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and at least two years editing/reporting experience at a daily newspaper. Knowledge of newspaper design is preferred. Please email a resume, five newspaper work samples, references and salary requirements to Managing Editor Michael Wanbaugh at michael.wanbaugh@goshennews.com. Please, no phone calls. 

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