The Herald-Mail, an award-winning newspaper in Western Maryland, has an immediate opening for a county reporter. This is a full-time position. This individual will cover all aspects of county government and stories in and around Washington County, Md., plus other general assignments. We're seeking a watchdog reporter with outstanding writing and reporting skills; and someone who possesses the highest ethics. The abilities to shoot and edit video, take basic photos, and use social media are also essential. The successful candidate will know how to interact with others, have a strong professional drive, and the ability to hit deadlines. A minimum of one year of experience reporting at a newspaper is required, and one year of experience covering a governmental body for a daily is preferred.
This is typically a Monday-Friday position, with varied hours. Weekend work is required at least once per month. The Herald-Mail is located in scenic Western Maryland, 75 miles from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
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The Herald-Mail Newspaper Company: is the second-largest newspaper company owned by Schurz Communications, Inc., publishing both a morning and evening edition The Morning Herald, first printed in 1873, is a regional newspaper distributed in seven counties in three states including Western Maryland, the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia and Southern Pennsylvania. The Daily Mail, Hagerstown's evening newspaper, features local news about Washington County, Maryland. The Daily Mail will celebrate its 179th anniversay in July 2007. The Herald-Mail has won 24 awards and was named the 2004 Newspaper of the Year for its division by the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association. The Herald-Mail has achieved this award in its circulation division nine times in the last 13 years.