Kern Sol News is hiring

January 22, 2020 /

Kern Sol News is looking for a passionate reporter to join our team.

The project coordinator and reporter will work collaboratively with the program’s youth participants and local program partners.

Some of the specific duties include:

  • Coordinate South Kern Sol’s 2020 Census media project that emphasizes community reporting and journalism, story research, development of individual voice/opinion, presentations, and critical thinking skills.
  • Provide youth with writing/editorial, technical and mentoring support to complete assignments.
  • Identify and source additional multimedia story content from like-minded contributors not in the core youth program cohort. 
  • Support ED in ensuring that the project is providing a safe and supportive space for youth reporters and staff, including recruitment of new youth.
  • Be ready and available for field assignments directed by the South Kern Sol ED, with some assignments on very short notice — and become a “rapid responder” to cover breaking news or other time-sensitive content needs, as directed.
  • File at least three stories a month for South Kern Sol publication (print, video, photography, multimedia, etc.)

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Those interested in applying must have excellent writing and editing skills, be familiar with social media, be able to work independently and be deadline driven, and have a driver’s license.

It is preferred the candidate have journalism experience, have experience working with youth, is bilingual and have a Bachelor’s degree.

You can find more information about the job here. To apply, submit a resume to Reyna@southkernsol.org.