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49ers reporter - The Sacramento Bee

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Adam94, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. Adam94

    Adam94 Member

    Follow this link to find the "Apply" button: McClatchy is looking for a great 49ers Reporter.


    Jimmy G. Richard Sherman. Kyle Shanahan, John Lynch and Jed York. More than names in the evolving San Francisco 49ers universe, they are key parts of an evolving legacy-in-the-making. It’s a story we seek to share with 49ers fans in Northern California and beyond.

    The Sacramento Bee will hire a Niners beat writer who understands what the Faithful want and need to know, from success and failure to contracts, the team’s financial future, behavior off the field and how and where I can be the best fan (where to watch, park and eat at the stadium).

    The NFL plays a game. And it also operates a $14 billion annual business with teams worth $74 billion, and is a political lightning rod. The 49ers, one of the teams on the rise in the NFC West, is rated in the top 10 in branding because of its home support, social community, and road draws. Cover the 49ers, and you are engaging with fans who remember trivia about Joe Montana’s Super Bowls and can’t get enough about undefeated Jimmy Garoppolo.

    The Sacramento Bee 49ers reporter will work out of the team’s home in Santa Clara, providing a timely daily flow of breaking news, plus team and player updates. The successful candidate will produce insightful pre-game analysis, and capture the drama and meaning of preseason, regular season and, if the predictions are right, playoff games. The NFL beat doesn’t stop. With free agency, the draft and OTAs – this is a rich, competitive beat, with avenues far more important than the “gamer.” We are looking for a smart media presence, an eye for enterprise and analytical stories, and a creative energy to engage with video, social media, and alternative story forms. It’s sports, after all. The key here is to be informative, engaging and entertaining.

    The flip side with sports is the serious, and the beat reporter should have the chops to cover that, from the passing of team legends to run-ins with the law to political controversies as they arise.

    Video is a must. You should be a journalist willing to try new ways of communicating. And you should be collaborative. The Sacramento Bee is part of the McClatchy Company and we work closely with our news organizations throughout the country to coordinate team coverage.

    The 49ers beat writer will report to the Sports Editor.

    Minimum requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or relevant field
    • At least three years of professional journalism experience, preferably in pro sports
    • Ability to write a variety of sports stories that engage audiences, taking readers beyond the game stories
    • Unwavering commitment to accurate, ethical journalism
    • Demonstrated ability to use social media platforms to reach and engage with audiences
    • A demonstrated ability to tell stories using a variety of tools and platforms, including capturing and editing video and in data/graphics
    • A demonstrated ability to learn new skills and technologies, including content management systems; social media platforms; video editing software
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including empathy and the ability to take and give constructive criticism. The new workflows require constant conversations between reporters and editors and between reporters and their audience as a story evolves
    • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably in a job that will be fast-paced, data-driven, shaped constantly by feedback and experimentation and always evolving

  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Job, up until the start of camp, held by Matt Barrows, who went to The Athletic. Surprised they are filling this one after all the cuts last spring.
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    This one's been filled.

  4. MSUgrad

    MSUgrad Member

    Good for him. Figured it would be a West coast guy/gal.
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