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RiverBender is Hiring! News Reporters, Columnists, or Stringers

RiverBender is Hiring! News Reporters, Columnists, or Stringers

News Reporters, Columnists, or Stringers is an innovative, digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to strengthening the Riverbend community. With our unmatched news, sports, and other local community content, touches nearly 270,000 readers each month. Our sister site,, furthers our reach to the Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, and surrounding communities. Our digital marketing services division provides websites and online targeted advertising solutions to over 400 local businesses, non-profits, schools, and municipalities. As we continue to grow and expand, there's never been a better time to join our talented team. Visit to learn more about our opportunities is looking for part-time or full-time News Reporters, Columnists, or Stringers to grow and improve our content offering. These exciting and rewarding opportunities put you and your work in front of a large and growing audience and gives you the opportunity to serve your community in many ways. We’re seeking writers and photographers who want professional-level experience and have the initiative, skills and judgment to excel at it.


Be proud, work hard, and be a part of the winning team at!



  • Handle daily assignments that could include breaking news reporting, writing, copy editing, social media, research, investigative work, photography, audio and video editing, and visual journalism
  • Gather information from sources at any locations and through any means commonly available for news stories
  • Interviews subjects in person, over the telephone, and in writing
  • Travel quickly to wherever the news occurs or is being disseminated
  • Quickly and accurately reports information, either verbally or electronically, for publication
  • Helps in the production of photographs and video that would be helpful in supporting stories
  • Participates in brainstorming sessions


  • Well-organized, detail-oriented and flexible
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required
  • Solid fact checking and reporting skills
  • Technical Internet and social media skills
  • Strong command of AP writing, spelling, grammar, and style
  • Prefer degree-seeking student currently enrolled or recently graduated from a journalism program at a college or university or prior journalism experience




We are eager to learn more about you and how you fit this role. When you apply, don’t limit your response to a resume; include a cover letter that outlines why you feel you are a good fit for the position, include any applicable work samples, and your salary history for all prior employment. Email your response to


Completing these steps will ensure that your application receives the highest consideration.

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