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Herald-Dispatch seeking metro editor, sports copy editor, reporter

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Herald-Dispatch, a locally owned daily newspaper in Huntington, W.Va., a city of about 50,000, is seeking to fill three positions.

Metro editor — The Herald-Dispatch is seeking a strong leader to guide the organization’s local news coverage. The position requires strong editing skills, both on the front end of reporting and after a story is turned in, an aggressive attitude toward hard news and enterprise, and the ability to work collaboratively with reporters and other editors to provide the best local news report possible. A bachelor’s degree in journalism or commensurate experience is required, and candidates should have a minimum of seven years of journalism experience, including at least two years in a supervisory capacity. Individuals who meet those requirements and are capable of being a strong leader should send a cover letter, résumé and work samples to Managing Editor Les Smith, via email at lessmith@herald-dispatch.com or regular mail to Les Smith, Newsroom, The Herald-Dispatch, P.O. Box 2017, Huntington, WV 25720.

Experienced sports copy editor wanted

The Herald-Dispatch is seeking a motivated journalist with sports experience for a full-time position as a sports copy editor. The ideal candidate should have at least three years of experience in news design, a firm grasp of AP style and grammar, and a knowledge of sports. The candidate also should be comfortable with Adobe software such as InDesign and have a degree in journalism or equivalent work experience. The evening position entails working closely with the sports and news editors to design and lay out the daily sports section as well as any special sports publications throughout the year. Benefits include a competitive salary, paid vacation, health, dental and vision insurance as well as disability plans and a 401(K). Applicants should email a resume, cover letter and samples to: News Editor Don Willis at dfwillis@heralddispatch.com or Managing Editor Les Smith at lessmith@heralddispatch.com or mail to: The Herald-Dispatch c/o Don Willis, 946 5th Ave., Huntington, WV 25701.

Experienced reporter needed

The Herald-Dispatch is seeking an experienced reporter. The successful candidate will have proven capabilities and be equally adept at weaving compelling feature stories and people profiles and producing thorough hard news stories that answer all of readers’ questions. The position has an emphasis on health and social services coverage, as well as general assignment. A bachelor’s degree in journalism is required and a minimum of three to five years of experience is preferred. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, résumé and work samples to Managing Editor Les Smith, via email at lessmith@herald-dispatch.com or regular mail to Les Smith, Newsroom, The Herald-Dispatch, P.O. Box 2017, Huntington, WV 25720.

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