Be the hardest-working reporter in L.A.

Actually, Santa Monica. The Santa Monica Daily Press is hiring a GA reporter. Full-time there means 10 to 12 stories a week, some holidays and weekends, and "if there’s a gang shooting at midnight, you have to be there."

The Santa Monica Daily Press, the Westside’s leading daily newspaper serving the more than 89,000 residents of this beautiful beach-side community that boasts its own municipal airport, award-winning bus company, a robust tourism industry, a world-famous pier and a vibrant arts community, is looking for a full-time, general assignment reporter.

This is a position for someone who is hungry and not afraid of pounding the pavement or working long hours to find the diamond in the rough. Reporters are expected to write at least two stories a day and occasionally take photos. Covering City Council and school board meetings is crucial, along with community events. We pride ourselves on providing a product that captures the city’s essence, a product that is impartial and accessible. We have high standards and take pride in our work and you should too.

Experience with computers and digital cameras is essential as well as having a firm grasp of AP style. A journalism degree and at least two years experience at a weekly or daily newspaper is preferred. Experience with Quark is a plus. Candidates musts be self-starters, detail oriented, well organized and have a creative flair. Story generation is key.

Former reporters have benefited greatly from the position, enhancing their writing style while making valuable contacts on the Westside. You will have a chance to effect change that is tangible, develop life-long friendships and enhance your writing portfolio.

The job is demanding. Reporters work long hours, produce at least 10 to 12 stories a week and will work some holidays and weekends. If there’s a gang shooting at midnight, you have to be there.

Still interested? This is a great opportunity for the right person who loves community journalism and wants to work in a fun, rewarding atmosphere. Salary is based on experience. Health insurance available along with paid vacation days.

Send resume, relative samples of your work, and a cover letter explaining why you are the right fit for the Daily Press.

Santa Monica Daily Press
410 Broadway, Suite B
Santa Monica, Ca 90401
No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Posted at the request of editor Kevin Herrera.

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