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College sports reporter -- (Monroe, La.) News-Star

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Feb 19, 2015.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    The News-Star, a Gannett Co. Inc. company, is seeking a College Sports Reporter responsible for coordinating coverage of regional college sports. This position has an emphasis on the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The College Sports Reporter researches, writes and reports compelling journalism that continuously grows a fan base by informing and engaging readers. Acts as a public ambassador through community outreach and connects with readers through social media. Provides thoughtful analysis of complex issues and provides watchdog journalism that leads to change.

    Experience and Skills Required:

    • Bachelors in Journalism or equivalent in experience and education.
    • Five years of experience developing a personal brand and fan base.
    • Ability to product top-notch watchdog journalism.
    • Exceptional cross-platform storytelling skills.
    • Exceptional core journalism skills (reporter, producing, editing).
    • Deep understanding of and curiosity about competition for our customers’ time and money.
    • Self-motivation and self-direction.
    • Advanced knowledge of social media and how to engage fan base on digital platforms in public space.
    • Photo and video skills.
    • Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities.
    • Able to multi-task and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
    • Knows how to use time effectively in a 24-hour news environment.
    • Writing, spelling, grammar, AP and local style.
    • Organizational skills.
    • Command of media law and Principles of Ethical Conduct.

    We offer competitive pay and benefits including: Comprehensive Health, Dental and Vision coverage, Life Insurance, 401(K) Saving Plan, Paid Vacation, Paid Company Holidays, Paid Time Off to Volunteer in the Community, Employee Discount Program and more!

    About Gannett Co., Inc.

    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people – and the companies who want to reach them – with their interests and communities. For more information, visit www.gannett.com.

    Career Opportunities: College Sports Reporter (50801)
  2. DownSouthDeskDude

    DownSouthDeskDude New Member

    Does this mean Tabby Soignier is moving on? Or changing beats? Interesting.
  3. Sammy_H

    Sammy_H New Member

    Any update on this?
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