Freedom Communications, Inc.

Job Title: News Assistant
Freedom Entity: Orange County Register Communications
Location: Santa Ana, CA
Division: Orange County Register Communications
Department: Content
Position Type: Full Time
Status: Non-Exempt
Requisition #: 1303290043
News Assistant, Long Beach

We are looking for a fastidious news assistant for our new Long Beach community newspaper. The publication is part of our local news operation, which includes the daily Orange County Register and 25 community papers.

The news assistant will rewrite press releases, create and update calendars, type up letters to the editor and other submitted material, and will have the opportunity to write stories that can be accomplished through phone/email interviews. This person will assist the editors and other staff in dealing with inquiries from the public, checking facts and tracking down information, maintaining the office editorial files and other duties assigned by the editors.

The job will be a regular day shift, Monday through Friday.

For this position we are requiring experience in an office and/or newsroom environment, and strong references. A college degree is preferred, preferably in journalism or a media-related field.

Candidates should have a demonstrated history of:
-- Being flexible in adapting to daily news demands
-- Being organized and having good time management skills
-- Having great attention to detail
-- Being punctual and reliable
-- Working collaboratively with reporters, editors, photographers and other team members
-- Some experience writing for a college, daily, weekly or online news publication

The training program, as its name implies, includes coaching from editors, mentoring from senior reporters and Register University training sessions led by newsroom experts.

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and examples of their best published work to Paul Eakins at
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