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Alabama Beat Reporter - Tuscalossa, AL

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    From jjobs.com
    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Alabama Beat Reporter

    Company: Alabama Media Group
    Alabama Beat Reporter
    Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Website: http://www.alabamamediagroup.com

    Sports Reporter-Alabama beat

    The Alabama Media Group seeks an enthusiastic, competitive and talented sports reporter to cover the University of Alabama. They must possess the skills, energy and insight to chronicle college athletics at a nationally recognized program, and the desire to compete with sportswriters across the U.S. The job requires an experienced digital journalist with strong reporting skills and work ethic, ability to engage with and learn from the audience/data, the ability to shoot and produce video, an intense desire to meet digital goals and the ability to find and deliver stories that are well-written, thorough, factually correct, fascinating and unique. The writer will be a part of a multi-person team covering Alabama athletics and will be expected to collaborate with other team members as well as the rest of the Alabama Media Group sports staff.

    To be successful, applicants will need:

    * The highest level of knowledge about football and basketball, preferably at the collegiate level, and a willingness to cover all sports

    * Top-quality writing and reporting skills

    * The energy and dedication to cover a beat that demands year-round, vigilant coverage

    * An innovative and creative approach to telling the stories ranging from breaking news to profiles, game stories to enterprise.

    * Smart ideas

    * An ability to work well as a member of a team

    * A willingness to engage with our active, passionate audience

    If you are interested in applying for this role, e-mail a short, hard-hitting pitch for yourself (with “Alabama Beat Writer" in the subject line) a resume and links to your past work to Matt Scalici, Managing Producer for Sports, at mscalici@al.com

    Alabama Media Group is a digitally-focused news and information company that combines quality journalism from The Birmingham News, The Huntsville Times, Mobile's Press-Register with up-to-the-minute access of AL.com.

    Alabama Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.
  2. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Women, minorities and plagiarists are encouraged to apply.
    Orange likes this.
  3. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Should the applicant be able to spell Tuscaloosa? :) I keed, I keed
  4. any update on this?
  5. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    From what I was told, a hire has been made.

  6. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    BUMPED. We have a winner!

    Matt Zenitz, who covered Ravens and Maryland football for Baltimore, was hired.
  7. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    I hope he can spell Tuscalossa.
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2015
    BDC99 likes this.
  8. NUWildcat77

    NUWildcat77 New Member

    I'm curious if his job in Baltimore becomes available. Would be intrigued if that position opened up.
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