We have reached May and that means across the country thousands of college graduates are leaving school and entering the workforce.
Hopefully this will be good news for hiring.
Over the past two years, we’ve written extensively about the local employment scene, from struggles in some industries to maintain full staff to why some are simply not returning to their old jobs or even looking for new. It seems that at one time or another, just about everyone has put a sign for help wanted during this time.
Here at the Daily News, it’s no different. Due to retirements and career changes, we are also hiring. Over the coming week, we will begin to advertise journalist positions for two roles.
One is for a news and trending reporter, and in a community like Newport, that offers plenty of opportunity. We are looking for someone who can not only report on topics such as the luxury housing market and Newport’s biggest happenings, but can switch gears when needed to cover news as it happens, including the major fires or even murders.
To be honest, it’s the kind of role you’ll rarely get bored in because you’ll get to write about something new every day.
We are also looking for someone who can follow the Newport County development scene. This role includes reporting on new businesses coming to the area, those closing, expanding, and everything in between. Additionally, the person chosen for this role will help cover the local housing scene and crisis that has emerged over the past two years.
It’s a role that really has the opportunity to directly impact the people living in Newport County. We all know when it seems like a new business is coming to town, the rumor mill is buzzing about what it could be, and you’ll be able to be among the first to know and share that information.
In addition to these full-time positions, we are always looking for freelancers who can lend a hand with occasional assignments. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in writing but has another job or is looking to earn a few bucks while learning more about your local communities.
If you are interested in freelance work, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will consider you.
Will Richmond is the editor of the Newport Daily News and newportri.com. Its “From Publisher” column appears monthly. You can reach him at email@example.com.