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Feb 07, 2014
Argus Courier

Multi-Media Reporter

The Petaluma Argus-Courier, a division of
Sonoma Media Investments, is looking for
candidates to fill our open Multi-Media Reporter position. This position is responsible for developing and writing news stories for online and print. Additional responsibilities include updating the website and initiating stories. Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field required as well as a minimum of one year experience with a community newspaper.
This position is responsible for:
•Research and write 4-5 full length news stories
weekly on subjects such as government,
business, development, water, education and
•Write a few short stories, or "briefs" on a variety
of topics including crime, city government, etc.
•Cover city government including the Petaluma
City Council and Planning Commission meetings.
•Track local news and trends; suggest news
stories, photos and videos that appeal to a wide
variety of print readers and website users.
•Post stories and photo galleries to In conjunction with other
staff members, keep site updated throughout the
day M-F, with fresh content including breaking
news, links to forum topics and photo galleries
with content from the Argus-Courier and
The Press Democrat.
•Manage the real estate section including laying
out pages in InDesign and editing submitted
content from Realtors and other sources.

Job Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field
At least one year experience with a community
weekly or college newspaper.
Multimedia skills, including updating a website,
use of Photoshop and InDesign, video camera
and digital camera.
Spanish language skills a plus

The Petaluma Argus-Courier values the contributions of their employees and offers a competitive compensation plan. We also offer an array of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, accident insurance and paid time off.

Additionally, we are committed to a drug and
alcohol free workplace. Any job offer is conditional upon satisfactorily completing a background investigation and pre-employment drug testing. Some of the above positions require a valid California State Driver's License, proof of
insurance and reliable transportation. See job description for details.

To be considered please submit a cover letter,
resume and up to five samples of your best work to: and put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Sonoma Media Investments, LLC, is an
Equal Opportunity Employer

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