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NFL/Backup Bucs reporter for Tampa Bay Times

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by rleblanc, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. rleblanc

    rleblanc New Member

    This is a full-time position helping cover the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the Times and its web site, tampabay.com.
    Responsibilities: include game coverage, breaking news, enterprise projects, investigative reporting, news features and a variety of social media duties (including blogs, Twitter, Facebook, podcasts and video). Applicants should:
    *Have at least five years experience as a sports journalist with a background in professional or major college beat reporting.
    *Have a proven track record of breaking news on the local and national level.
    *Be extremely organized and able to juggle numerous responsibilities simultaneously.
    *Be able to quickly and accurately satisfy insatiable reader demand for on-line content, including instant and insightful news and analysis.
    *Be able to develop a close and collaborative working relationship with our veteran beat reporter, Rick Stroud, as well as with our columnists, assigning editors, copy desk and other staff.
    *Be able to recognize and develop enterprise ideas.
    *Be energetic and self-motivated, requiring minimal direction.
    Date Posted: August 13, 2013
    Application deadline: August 26, 2013
    Hire date: ASAP
    To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Jack Sheppard, DME/Sports at Sheppard@tampabay.com
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Roy is one of the best in the business. Anyone who gets to work for him should consider themselves lucky...
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    The movement on NFL beats is nuts right now.
  4. Blogtastic

    Blogtastic New Member

    ESPN recently hired beat writers for all 32 teams, I believe. Could be a reason.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Well, more like 19. And this opening is because the former writer went from newspaper to newspaper. And the latter newspaper opening was created because of ESPN, yes.
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