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High School Sports Reporter| MassLive (Springfield, MA)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Jetlife, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Jetlife

    Jetlife New Member

    MassLive is seeking a Sports Reporter to cover high school sports digitally by breaking news on the beat, producing photo galleries to highlight athletes in the highschool sports community throughout Massachusettsand providing live coverage of major high school events. Every candidate should have a proven track record of identifying, reporting, and writing top-notch investigative pieces that promote social engagement. The ideal candidate puts forth story ideas; enjoys engaging with readers and the high school community; and publishes video pieces from a mobile phone.

    The Reporter is critical to our organizational success and is charged with covering news for the state's largest news website. This is a fast-paced beat in a dynamic, engaged community. This reporter will also run the Athlete of the Week coverage and produce Facebook Live videos throughout the school year.

    The right candidate understands the importance of breaking news quickly and accurately, is versatile, and can add depth and a human perspective to news stories. Candidates should also be able to balance day-to-day news coverage with longer-term enterprise projects.

    We are paving the way for the future of digital news, yet we remain grounded in the ethics of solid journalism.

    Apply here: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/p...xternalCareerSite&rb=INDEED&r=5000574900706#/
  2. Sports Barf

    Sports Barf Active Member

    Is this full time?
  3. MarcoEsquandolas

    MarcoEsquandolas New Member

    Just got an email this was filled. Gotta love when companies post jobs when they already know who they’re hiring!
  4. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the real world, where most jobs are only posted to fulfill legal requirements.

    Any good manager/editor keeps a list of potential hires or contacts he/she can tap for recruits if a position opens up.
    HanSenSE, wicked and RonClements like this.
  5. MarcoEsquandolas

    MarcoEsquandolas New Member

    It’s the norm. I wish it wasn’t.
  6. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    You’re usually not applying/interviewing for that opening, you’re applying/interviewing for the next one.

    One former boss told me she kept filled-out applications from runner-up candidates just so she could submit them ASAP before the position was frozen/cut.
  7. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Well-Known Member

    I think it's a fair rule of thumb that if you don't apply for a listing in the first 48 hours, your chances of being considered will drop. Most places will at least look at the early applicants, even if they have someone in mind already, just to be safe. But if the ad has been up for a week, I think your chances drop considerably, at least in journalism. People should still apply, but just realize the odds aren't in your favor.
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