County All Media Journalist II

Cox Enterprises, Dayton, OH 45409

Work at Cox Enterprises

Duration: Full-Time

Primary Location: 1611 S Main St, Dayton, OH, USA

Division: Cox Enterprises

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Requisition Number: 219565


The Dayton Daily News seeks an experienced journalist who is an expert at story telling through writing, photography, video and other visual tools to cover Montgomery County.

Montgomery County is home to more than 500,000 people and its government serves diverse communities of race and socioeconomics.

The Montgomery County AMJ will cover the most important stories impacting the region and be a watchdog for taxpayer money.

They will document the most important stories the Dayton Daily News will be telling its readers in print and digital and be expected to contribute sophistication, clarity and sound news judgement to the papers coverage.

The successful candidate should be dogged, organized, self-directed and analytical. They will work alone or at times on teams and will be expected to contribute significantly to solving problems and creating excellent print and digital coverage.

Other job duties assigned as needed.

  • Where permitted by applicable law, this offer is contingent upon proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 absent approval for a religious or medical accommodation exempting you from the vaccination requirement. As a part of the hire process, you will be provided directions on how to submit your proof of vaccination. (If you need to request an accommodation, please inform your recruiter).
  • Displays a strong sense of urgency, high energy and tenacity to get the best, most complete content for readers.
  • Develops and nurtures sources, building relationships that result in scoops.
  • Generates impactful story ideas.
  • Is experienced at using digital visual editing software to create photos, photo galleries, digital videos and optimizing digital story telling with photos.
  • Is good with details and asking questions and can report from news events independently if necessary.
  • Familiar with digital analytical tools and how to use them to inform decisions about what to cover and how to present it.
  • Has demonstrated record of working in a complex newsroom environment.
  • Generates clean and concise copy and is well-versed in AP Style.
  • Generates work that is balanced, fair, complete, in-depth and dependable, incorporating a diverse range of sources. Copy should not contain errors of fact or judgment and should not include any issues of bias.
  • Uses time effectively and efficiently to meet deadlines.
  • Able to work in a digital content management system to optimize, use SEO tactics, and social media to help distribute the content as widely as possible.
  • Additional experience, skills and qualifications may qualify an applicant for an All Media Journalist III role.


  • Bachelors degree preferred in Journalism or related field.
  • Education and experience in digital news production preferred.
  • Five years of full-time experience at daily news content creation preferred.
  • Requirements may change over time depending on technology and company priorities.
  • Possesses a valid drivers license.

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