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High School/College Sports Reporter - St. Cloud, MN

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - high school and college sports reporter

    Date Posted September 11, 2015
    Industry Newspapers / Wires
    Location St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Position Reporter
    Specialty Sports/Outdoors
    Job Status Full-time
    Salary Not Specified
    Website http://www.sctimes.com

    Times Media is looking for a high school/college sports reporter who writes compelling journalism and continuously grows a fan base by informing and engaging readers. Must be skilled in the use of digital reporting tools, including photo, video and social media.

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Acting as a public ambassador through community outreach while connecting with readers.
    • Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues and produce watchdog journalism that leads to change.
    • Works with content coach and strategists along with the audience analysts to shape storytelling to meet audience needs and interests on every platform – contributing to the greater good of the community through impactful journalism.
    • Focuses on covering the 21 local high school sports programs with a secondary emphasis on local college sports. St John’s University football is priority in the college coverage.
    • During the off season, covers St Cloud Rox (Northwoods League) baseball and key running, duathlon, triathlon and bike races and recreational sports.
    • Coordinates coverage with other sports reporters along with live blogs and other content offerings.
    • Experience in digital reporting tools, including photo and video along with social media is required.
    • Engage with readers and regularly provide reporting that answers their questions.

    • A bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field.
    • A minimum of 2-3 years of journalism experience.
    • Must be a self-starter and a talented story teller who will work in collaboration with an experienced team of reporters.
    • Excellent grammar and writing skills along with the ability to multi-task and thrive in a deadline driven environment.
    • Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and dependable transportation.
    This is a full-time position, with some nights required. This position is subject to post-offer drug screens and satisfactory motor vehicle record check.

    Times Media offers an excellent benefits package consisting of medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, employee discounts, 401(k) with company match and domestic partner benefits. Apply at www.careerbuilder.com

    Times Media is a part of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), 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.

    We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.
  2. MNgremlin

    MNgremlin Active Member

    Previous guy was at the Times for 7 years...left to take a 9 to 5 job.

    St Cloud is about 65k population within an hour's drive of Minneapolis. D2 school (with D1 hockey) in town, with St John's (D3) about 5 minutes out of town.
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