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Looking for sports writer - Chillicothe (OH) Gazette

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by CGEditor, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. CGEditor

    CGEditor New Member


    Chillicothe Gazette Media has an immediate opening for a full-time Sports Reporter. The Sports Reporter is tasked with producing routine daily print and online content 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. Works to ensure Gannett programs such as Information Center, Real Life/Real News, mainstreaming/diversity and defending the First Amendment are reflected in the company’s products.

    • College Degree required; Journalism Major/Sports Reporting preferred
    • Typing, computer experience including Word, Excel, and general knowledge of database computer programs.
    • Internet research capabilities; phone skills.
    • Knowledge of sports, including game rules, strategies and statistics. Excellent grammar and spelling abilities, accuracy, attention to detail, customer/client relations, organization and time management, problem solving, communication.
    • Must be dependable and able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; and able to handle a variety of assignments.
    • Knowledgeable in using online social media such as Twitter, Facebook, blogging, etc.
    • Valid driver’s license required; must meet minimum state insurance requirements.
    We offer: Competitive salaries, health care, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending account, 401k and stock; paid vacation and personal time and sick leave for full-time positions. 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.
    Apply online: http://bit.ly/ZPrbgf
    No phone calls please.
  2. CGEditor

    CGEditor New Member

    I should add that duties include mostly prep coverage, but also coverage of the summer collegiate league Chillicothe Paints, participating in the Media Network of Central Ohio's coverage of Ohio State football and some other duties as well.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    You guys are still doing Real Life/Real News? I thought that ended around 8 years ago.
  4. jhaddix

    jhaddix Guest

    Does anyone have any information about this shop?
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