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NFL reporter -- USA Today

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    USA TODAY Sports Media Group is seeking an NFL Reporter who takes a digital-first, 24/7 approach and has a proven background of producing industry-leading coverage of the NFL. Extensive travel will be required.


    ● Break news on the beat and establish authority within the space.

    ● Write high-impact stories -- including breaking news, features and enterprise -- that take the audience behind the scenes to provide access and insight.

    ● Work closely with other writers and editors (and other Gannett properties) to develop stories, sources and collaborative projects.

    ● Meet stringent editing and vetting requirements and deadlines.

    ● Abide by the highest standards of journalistic integrity and professionalism.

    ● Be familiar with and committed to digital storytelling approaches that encourage audience engagement.


    ● Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field.

    ● 5+ years of reporting experience with emphasis on beat writing from a national perspective.

    ● Demonstrated knowledge of the beat.

    ● Thorough understanding of the business aspects of the sport, such as contracts, collective bargaining agreements, agent activities, etc.

    ● Demonstrated ability to cultivate sources.

    ● Exceptional writing, research and communication skills.

    Robert Klemko's old job, I believe.
  2. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    I know the perfect candidate, but I doubt they can afford him.
  3. Garafolo is leaving or has left, as well.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I know you have to post the openings, but a) given the recent cutbacks and b) the significance of the beat - I'd have to think they already have a candidate in mind.
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Oh, really? Everyone -- everyone -- has a price.
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Did they fill Dunne's job or is this in addition to that one?

    I know the perfect person for this job and it was someone who was a runner-up to Lindsay when she got the job. I hope he gets it. Lindsay has done a great job for them as well...
  7. wheels89

    wheels89 Active Member

    Garafolo's spot since he is going to Fox Sports
  8. RonClements

    RonClements Well-Known Member

    That link doesn't work for me in Firefox or Internet Explorer.
  9. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Ron, do you go to a log-in screen for a username and password? I think something's wrong with Gannett's careers screen. It's not supposed to do that.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Try this.

  11. RonClements

    RonClements Well-Known Member

    That worked. Thanks MileHigh.
    Steve, I didn't get to any page. When I said link didn't work, I mean it didn't work at all.
  12. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Hey Ron... okay. I know Gannett's career website has been messing up a bit as of late.
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