Journalist- Central Maine

The Maine Trust for Local News is seeking an enterprising and energetic journalist to join its reporting staff for the Morning Sentinel newspaper in Waterville, Maine, and This reporter will cover general interest news in a geographic beat focused on the Skowhegan area, while also spearheading a start-up weekly email newsletter product focused on interesting people, places and happenings in Skowhegan. The reporter will devote time to important regional issues/enterprise projects and have an opportunity to develop a topic-based beat informed by their interests and the paper’s coverage needs.

The reporter must have excellent reporting and writing skills; a sense of urgency to beat the competition on developing news; comfort with a digital-first environment; a proven ability to file stories on deadline; and experience rounding out stories with depth and context. Applicants must also be willing to work nights and weekends. The Morning Sentinel prides itself on watchdog journalism and high standards of professionalism.

We are an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and up to five writing samples to Managing Editor Scott Monroe: