General Assignment Reporter

The Daily Star   Oneonta, NY   Full-time     Writing / Editing
Posted on June 26, 2024

The Daily Star is a leading daily newspaper dedicated to providing our community with timely, accurate, and engaging news. We are committed to journalistic excellence and to informing our readers about the issues that matter most.

The Daily Star has an immediate opening for an entry-level

General Assignment Reporter with a concentration in government, health and business. 

This is a 37.5 hour-per-week position, with varying shifts. Newspaper experience or journalism

education is preferred, and knowledge of Chenango, Delaware, Otsego and Schoharie counties

is a huge plus, as are photography skills. 

Benefits include: health, dental, vision & 401(k).

Job Description:

We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated General Assignment Newspaper Reporter to join our newsroom. The ideal candidate will be a versatile journalist capable of covering a wide range of topics, including breaking news, local events, politics, human interest stories, and more.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research, report, and write compelling stories on various topics.
  • Develop sources and maintain relationships within the community.
  • Conduct interviews and gather information from diverse sources.
  • Ensure accuracy, clarity, and balance in all reporting.
  • Meet tight deadlines and manage multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Collaborate with editors, photographers, and other reporters.
  • Stay informed about current events and trends.


  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or related field is preferred.
  • 2+ years of reporting experience preferred.
  • Strong writing, editing, and research skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with AP style and journalistic standards.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing samples if applicable to  The Daily Star is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

No phone calls, please.

Starting Salary: $15 - $17 per hour

The Daily Star is an equal opportunity employer


The Daily Star

102 Chestnut St
Oneonta , NY