Media Group 31: Journalist

media group 31 on white 02-12-17Media Group 31, LLC, the area’s only locally owned news company, is seeking a part-time journalist to cover various topics in Mason, Oceana, and Manistee counties for Mason County Press, Oceana County Press, and Manistee County Press.

Qualifications being considered include:

  • A degree and/or work experience in journalism, communications, and/or English.
  • Understanding of and interest in local government.
  • Understanding of and interest in local education, arts, and culture.
  • The ability to cover breaking news events, which may include tragedies, at various times of day and night.
  • The ability to remain objective and apolitical.
  • Must have an understanding of AP Style.
  • Must be able to meet deadlines.
  • Basic knowledge of local geography, Mason and Oceana counties (Manistee County, bonus).
  • Basic knowledge in photography and videography.
  • Must own a smart phone.
  • Must own a laptop computer or tablet.
  • Must have access to transportation.
  • Must have a flexible schedule.
  • Bonus: Knowledge of Photoshop and/or Lightroom; video editing software.
  • Must live in Mason County or southern portion of Oceana County.

This is a freelance position and will be paid per assignment with the potential to grow into a full time position.

Interested applicants should email a letter of inquiry, along with a resume and examples of work to:

Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief

[email protected]

No phone calls.

Deadline: May 20, 2017.

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