Community Section/Magazine Editor – The News Item (Shamokin)

Community Section/Magazine Editor – The News Item (Shamokin)

News-Item in Shamokin, PA


The News Item has an immediate opening for a hands on assistant editor.

Join our team of experienced reporters and take command of our Weekender Community Section as well as assist with magazine and special section
content throughout the year.

Responsibilities include initiating and assigning/proofing stories as well as creating art and photography to accompany these features.  The position would have other writing assignments throughout the week and would need to work independently.  Having the ability to localize state and national stories is important. Must be able to multi-task and meet daily deadlines.  A strong background in community journalism, preferably print media is important.  Candidates with no experience will be considered but must be willing to write on a paid contractor basis prior to hiring on staff.

Experience with a camera and InDesign Pagination is preferred, but will consider training the right candidate.

Must have a reliable vehicle, proof of insurance and a valid Pa drivers license.

This is a full time position with benefits, including paid vacation, holiday and sick time, health insurance, life insurance and more.

Hours are Noon-8pm Monday-Friday with one Sunday per month required.

Please send or email resumes and writing samples to Amy Moyer The News Item 707 N Rock Street Shamokin Pa 17872 or email to