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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.
25% or less - Local Travel and Occasional TDY trips
Who May Apply
This job is open to…US Citizens and legal US residents with citizenship of a NATO country, except Germany, eligible for employment under U.S. conditions Worldwide.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/455792300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.