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Ballantine Communications Inc. seeks a reporter, Farmington, NM

July 19, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Reporters needed to cover Farmington, NM (not remote)

Ballantine Communications, Inc has, for more than seventy years, believed that local journalism plays a very important part in the local community.  Join us and make a difference.

Reporters at BCI are focused on readership and a growing online audience. A full-time photographer/videographer is on staff, but reporters frequently are required to provide photos for their stories.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Grow audiences by delivering well-written content;
  • Perform research on different topics;
  • Beat reporting: deliver a wide range of work that covers all aspects: daily stories, profiles, news features, exclusive news and watchdog reports;
  • Uncover newsworthy stories/breaking news;
  • Interview key people (witnesses, sources etc.);
  • Write content with readers needs in mind;
  • Ensure your pieces are accurate and objective;
  • Establish contacts and sources to use in future research;
  • Maintain notes in written or electronic form;
  • Contribute to content idea generation for publication;
  • Stay up-to-date with local, national and international affairs;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field.
  • Previous journalism experience is preferred, but recent college graduates will be considered. *Please include five (5) samples of your work.
  • Ability to meet deadlines;
  • Multimedia/social media knowledge and experience.
  • Knowledge of photography when staff photographer is not available.
  • Broadly applied software including Google products, and photography skills (video skills preferred but not required).
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

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