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Michigan State beat writer - Detroit Free Press

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    The Detroit Free Press is seeking an energetic and hard-working reporter to cover Michigan State University athletics by producing high-value content.

    This is a prominent sports beat, focusing on the Spartans’ nationally ranked football and men’s basketball programs. You will play a vital role within a dynamic sports news-gathering operation in America’s greatest sports town. We are looking for someone who is digital-savvy, raring to make our coverage better and who wants to be part of a winning team, dedicated to producing sports content with impact, excitement and information. The goal is to engage loyal followers more often and more deeply, while also building the overall audience through breaking news, insightful columns, engaging features, game coverage and enterprise stories that provide context and analysis.


    • Bachelor's in Communication, Journalism, or equivalent experience and education
    • Previous reporting experience
    • Previous experience developing following around personal journalism through use of social media
    • Proficiency on social media platforms; including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat
    • Experience with shooting and editing photos and video on an iPhone and multimedia tasks
    • Effective communicator; able to get along with diverse personalities
    • Able to multi-task and excel under intense deadline pressure in a rapidly changing industry
    • Knows how to use time efficiently in a 24-hour newsroom
    • Works collaboratively within a cross-functional environment
    • Deep understanding of and curiosity about competition for our customers’ time and money.
    • Self-motivation and self-direction.
    • Applies innovative, creative thinking to support Free Press goals.
    • Writing, spelling, grammar, AP and local style.
    • 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 Time Off (PTO), Vacation, Paid Company Holidays, Paid Time Off to Volunteer in the Community, Employee Discount Program and more!

    Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a new kind of media company committed to strengthening communities across the nation. Through trusted, compelling content and unmatched local-to-national reach, the company touches the lives of nearly 100 million people monthly. With more than 100 markets internationally, it is known for Pulitzer Prize-winning newsrooms, powerhouse brands such as USA TODAY and specialized media properties. To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

    Gannett is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons.

    Career Opportunities: Spartans Beat Reporter -- Detroit Free Press (84222)
  2. Harry Doyle

    Harry Doyle Member

    Is Joe Rexrode leaving?
  3. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Yes. He's headed to The Tennessean to be that paper's columnist.
  4. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Member

    Wow that's way out of left field. Good luck to Joe.
  5. zdogg

    zdogg New Member

    They'll probably move Graham Couch from the LSJ to the Freep.
  6. Waldo9939

    Waldo9939 Member

    What about the new opening with ASE leaving to go to NHL.com?
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