Posted: 5/20/21
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The Avery Journal-Times
Newland, NC

Mountain Times Publications, centered in Boone, NC, is looking for a reporter for The Avery Journal-Times, the Newspaper of Record in Avery County.

We are looking for experience, but if you have a few good tips, strong organizational skills, are a self-starter, able to pitch a dozen ideas a week, secure in your ability to take photos and video and know your way around social media, we want to meet with you.

Mountain Times Publications is a group of five newspapers, one magazine, seven websites and regional seasonal publications that are the newspapers and publications of record in three High Country counties: Avery, Ashe, and Watauga. While this position is Avery County-centric, there will be opportunities to write for each of our newspaper publications, All About Women magazine and our seasonal tourism products.

At our community newspaper, the reporter will cover a range of beats and general assignments with an emphasis on storytelling and feature writing. We seek an energetic, collaborative team player; a motivated, resourceful self-starter and a journalist who is committed to accuracy, fairness and relevancy. Multitasking capability is a must, as the position requires the ability to juggle multiple print and web deadlines. The reporter must utilize photography, video, web-based tools and social media to deliver engaging news content. Candidates with a combination of experience and demonstrated ability will be considered.

We are a growing media company with deep roots that values print and digital markets. Among our benefits are health, dental, vision and life insurances, a 401(k) and holidays and vacation pay.

To Apply:

For a snapshot of what we do, visit the websites of The Avery Journal-Times (, the Watauga Democrat (, Ashe Post & Times (, Mountain Times ( and Blowing Rocket (ww
Send a letter of introduction, clips and a list of references to AJT editor Jamie Shell at:

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