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High school sports position -- PennLive

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by BurkeNoel, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. BurkeNoel

    BurkeNoel New Member

    If you can establish rapports with high-profile recruits and generate award-winning enterprise and breaking news -- we've got a great opportunity for you.
    PennLive is seeking a driven, talented writer/reporter to join our dynamic statewide staff (19 APSEs in the past three years).
    We travel with Penn State, the Eagles, Ravens and Steelers and consider ourselves the statewide authority on recruiting.
    Here's the posting sports editor Greg Pickel and assistant sports editor Brian Linder put together.
    I'll be glad to answer any questions.
    Link: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/p...anceLocalExternalCareerSite&r=5000526102806#/


    PennLive.com is seeking a versatile reporter to join its award-winning sports department.

    This unique opportunity will focus on high school sports reporting with opportunities to contribute to our Penn State and NFL teams along with general assignments, both locally and statewide.

    The ideal candidate will understand the value of increasing audience and using social media to not only interact with our readers but also to find the stories impacting them. They'll be able to jump right into a busy local sports scene and transition weekly between a variety of sports, highlighted by our Friday night football coverage. Night and weekend work will be expected and travel throughout our coverage area.

    Proven success in digital news or sports is a must. Previous newspaper experience isn't required, but you should be able to demonstrate journalistic standards, writing ability, web-style storytelling and the ability to quickly recognize and react to trending news in the sports world. Video producing and photo editing experience is a plus.

    Upload your resume and provide links to the best work you've written. Don't bother linking to routine gamers or features. Send something that will make you stand out.

    Also, don't waste time with a traditional cover letter. Just tell us why you'd be a good candidate to help build on what our team has already accomplished: A multi-year run as one of the top websites in the country according to the Associated Press Sports Editors, and various awards for breaking news, enterprise, projects, and video. PennLive accrued seven million unique content views in July 2019, and we're seeking someone who is innovative to seek out the stories our readers want most.


    • Bachelor's degree in Journalism or Communications or related field
    • Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience
    • Ability to work under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately
    • Mastery of social media and digital interaction
    • Proven ability to utilize a broad set of tools to tell stories and engage the audience
    Additional Information
    PA Media Group is a digitally focused news media company which publishes and operates PennLive, The Patriot-News, and a growing suite of digital and print products. PA Media Group is committed to being the most comprehensive, in-depth source of news and information for our readers though quality, real-time journalism online at PennLive.com or social channels, newsletters, print publications and more. You would be joining a Pulitzer Prize winning news organization that is positioned for the future.

    PA Media Group is a part of Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 24 cities, reaching 50+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. For more information about Advance Local, please visit www.advancelocal.com.

    Advance Local 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, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.
  2. cake in the rain

    cake in the rain Active Member

    "Also, don't waste time with a traditional cover letter. Just tell us why you'd be a good candidate to help build on what our team has already accomplished"

    Uh, what is a traditional cover letter if not a letter saying why you'd be a good fit for the job?
    Sports Barf, RonClements and Slacker like this.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    I bet they'd love a TikTok video intro.
  4. MarcoEsquandolas

    MarcoEsquandolas New Member

    They want it in Haiku format.
  5. AndrettiSJ

    AndrettiSJ Member

    Obviously a state wide position, but where would the reporter’s home base be most of the time?
  6. fourcorners

    fourcorners New Member

  7. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    Send them a singing telegram
    cake in the rain likes this.
  8. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    Assuming the salary on this sucks, what’s the cost of living in Harrisburg? Can a single guy make it work?
  9. BurkeNoel

    BurkeNoel New Member

    We've filled this position.
    Congratulations to Edward Sutelan of The Sporting News.
    And, thanks to everyone who applied. It was a strong field of applicants.
  10. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Qualified candidate must know the name of every school in in the state with "Area" in its name. That's a Pennsylvania thing.
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