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News/Sports Reporter- Springfield, KY

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    From EmploymentGuide.com

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    Job Description:
    The Springfield Sun has an immediate opening for a full time News/Sports Reporter. The Sun is a weekly newspaper in Washington County in central Kentucky, 45 minutes from Lexington and Louisville. The newspaper earned first place for General Excellence in the Kentucky Press Association contest for 2012. The Sun has been providing coverage to the community since 1892.


    Degree in journalism or related field
    Effective organizational and time management skills
    Ability to work well with other departments as well as outside customers
    Working knowledge of the overall newspaper process
    Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop and Microsoft Word
    Strong communication skills
    Good to strong photography skills
    Extensive knowledge of high school and summer league sports
    Strong vocabulary, spelling and grammar skills
    Proven team-oriented behavior with the desire and ability to assist teammates and work processes where necessary to accomplish the goals of the newspaper
    Valid drivers license, automobile insurance with specific coverage amounts, and an acceptable driving record
    Essential Functions:

    Cover local news stories, including scheduled governmental meetings, as well as breaking news as needed
    Cover local sports, dividing the time as needed to cover each of these areas
    Take photos at news and sporting events
    Write feature stories as assigned and find his/her own story ideas
    Write a weekly column and assist with editorials
    Assist in editing material to be published in the Sun or for any special section of the paper as needed
    Paginate sports and ag pages weekly using InDesign
    Assist in various office duties as directed
    Work Schedule:

    Position is full-time, 40 hours per week balanced between news and sports.
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

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