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Assistant Editor/Sports Reporter -- Fremont (Ohio) News-Messenger Media

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. The News-Messenger Media in Fremont, Ohio, has an immediate opening for an Assistant Editor/Sports Reporter.
    An Assistant Editor/Sports Reporter primarily functions as a sports reporter with additional responsibilities to oversee digital first local content generation when the managing editor is unavailable. When reporting, this position produces routine daily print and online content (text, multimedia, non-traditional) primarily concerning sports, athletes and related issues and, as needed, general news. Work must be accurate and completed according to set deadlines. This process may involve collecting basic information, interviewing individuals, writing breaking, in-depth, feature, and project stories and contributing to video reports. The position requires use of social media and new technologies to quickly share sports news and game events online. It will include the acquisition or development of data (sports statistics) to be entered with software for publication with stories and online. Stories will need to be completed under tight time restraints and for specific target audiences.
    In the absence of and/or to assist the managing editor, this position works with the local information center staff, including sports, in producing a complete local news report (text, photo, multimedia) for all platforms in a timely manner. Ensures all breaking news and updates are sent to the Web desk immediately. Key focuses include breaking news, video reporting, watchdog reporting, enterprise reporting and telling great stories. This requires a strong focus on social media engagement by all journalists for idea generation and story development. Content also should be of interest to target audiences, focused on site passion topics as warranted, and uphold Gannett values, including Content Evolution, Principles of Ethical Conduct, mainstreaming/diversity and defending The First Amendment.

    College Degree or equivalent experience required
    Journalism Major preferred
    2 or more years previous newspaper/Internet news experience preferred
    Knowledge of sports, including game rules, strategies and statistics
    Editing skills, typing, computer experience including Word, Excel, and general knowledge of database computer programs.
    Social media skills. Ability to use smart phones for news and video reporting.
    Telephone/customer service skills.
    Excellent grammar and spelling abilities, accuracy, attention to detail, organization and time management, problem solving, written/oral communication skills.
    Knowledge of public affairs and basic legal procedures, including public meeting procedures and public records laws.
    Valid Ohio driver’s license required, meet minimum state insurance requirements.

    Please submit resume and sample writing clips.

    We offer: Competitive salaries, health care, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending account, 401k and stock; paid vacation time and sick leave. Pre-employment drug testing and a background screening are required. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace including veterans and applicants with disabilities.

  2. NJM33

    NJM33 New Member

    What's the pay range on this one?
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