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Michigan State Columnist, Lansing State Journal

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    LSJ Media is seeking a MSU Columnist who takes a digital-first, 24/7 approach and has a proven background of producing sports opinion pieces and analysis.


    Craft thought-provoking commentary and analysis of MSU under tight deadlines.
    Meticulously report to support and add context to opinions.
    Produce pieces that separate from the pack and provide unique access and insight.
    Collaborate and communicate with editors and beat writers for planning and execution purposes.
    Abide by the highest standards of journalistic integrity and professionalism.
    Be familiar with and committed to digital storytelling approaches that encourage and increase audience engagement.
    Utilize analytic tools to make informed choices of what readers are responding to.
    Be a thought leader on social media.


    Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field.
    5+ years of reporting experience with emphasis on writing columns that resonate with audience.
    Demonstrated knowledge of college sports.
    Demonstrated ability to cultivate sources.
    Exceptional writing, research and communication skills.

  2. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    What I can tell you here is:

    1. It's Gannett, but Michigan State coverage definitely drives the LSJ.
    2. The previous writer was Joe Rexrode, who is now at the Detroit Free Press.

    Good luck. :)
  3. Buckeye12

    Buckeye12 Member

    A columnist listing and the first req. is a digital-first approach? Is the LSJ an online site only, a la Ann Arbor?
  4. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    No. Not yet anyway. They still publish seven days a week.
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