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News Reporter

The Sedalia Democrat is seeking a qualified candidate to join its newsroom.

The Democrat is a 4,000 circulation, five-day, award-winning newspaper in Sedalia, Missouri. Founded in 1868, it is the only newspaper in Pettis County, serving as the primary news source for West Central Missouri.

It is looking to fill a vacant news reporter position in the newsroom. This person would report to the editor.

Primary duties include daily news and feature coverage of Sedalia and Pettis County. This position also includes taking photos, producing content for special sections, and assisting with social media.

Minimum requirements include a college degree in journalism, communication or a related area of study and/or experience as a journalist at a news publication. Experience with Microsoft Office, Macintosh and Adobe Photoshop is helpful.

Candidates must be willing to have a flexible schedule, have basic photography skills, attention to detail, the ability to meet a nightly deadline, work well in partnership with coworkers and community members, and be able to produce content for both our online and print products.

Send a resume and work samples to Editor Nicole Cooke at

Sedalia is best known as the home of the Missouri State Fair and the birthplace of ragtime music. With a population of 21,000, it is an hour from metropolitan cities Columbia and Kansas City and is about 20 miles from Whiteman Air Force Base.

Owned by Phillips Media Group, an equal opportunity employer, the Democrat offers salary and benefits in a comfortable working environment.