Writer (Reporter/Photographer) Needed At Stars and Stripes Europe

Writer (Reporter/Photographer) Needed At Stars and Stripes Europe

Stars and Stripes, a media out-fit that reports first-hand on military conflicts is currently looking for a Writer (Reporter/Photographer). Job location is Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Responsibilities

Reports and writes stories that adhere to the highest principles of professional journalistic ethics. Provides fairness and balance in all articles and photographs. Aggressively responds to breaking spot news. Reports feature stories that provide diversity and broad audience appeal. Provides photographs to accompany stories and looks for opportunities to supply standalone feature or news photographs. Regularly produces profile stories and longer pieces on significant newsmakers and leaders within the coverage area.

Develops an understanding of newsmakers and events and is able to provide perspective for the readership. Develops sources and contacts within the civilian and military coverage area. Strives to establish a professional working relationship and maintains regular communication with key military Public Affairs Officers. Files daily and weekly story budgets with supervising assignment editor. Coordinates daily with editors to review assignments covering U.S. military personnel and issues within the bureau coverage area. Deploys for coverage of significant events of interest to the reading audience. Provides a local voice and stays abreast of regional, national and international news for possible impact on the readership. Involves other Stars and Stripes reporters in regionalizing local stories. Works closely and shares pertinent information with reporters covering related issues. Reviews pertinent publications in the assigned coverage area, including base newspapers and websites, for story ideas or tips about active duty and/or military community members. Maintains current knowledge of military units assigned to coverage area and assigned topical issues.

Job Requirements
Key Requirements

  • Direct Deposit is required
  • Social Security Card is required
  • Citizenship eligible under country SOFA agreement
Qualifications 
At least one year demonstrated experience in reporting and writing for a newspaper, journal, wire service, magazine, or online journalism. Previous work experience covering a variety of topics from hard news to features. Demonstrated strong English language verbal and written skills. Ability to use computers with standard software package is required. Ability to take and transmit publishable photographs with a digital camera.
OR
Master’s or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree in Journalism or a related field.Highly Qualifying CriteriaMinimum two years working for a commercial or mainstream news organization.

Application Process

Interested and qualified candidate s are to visit the online application portal to apply for this job.

Application Deadline

Application closes Thursday 11/17/2016

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