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PA SportsTicker writing job

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Johnny Dangerously, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    Posted by request:

    PA SportsTicker is the U.S. based-division of PA Sport, the world's leading sports news and information provider and part of the PA Group. We deliver high-quality global sports information to a wide range of customers in North America and overseas, including newspapers, TV and radio stations, websites and mobile operators.

    We are looking for a talented and motivated people person to join our team in driving our U.S. business forward.

    Job Responsibilities:

    Write sports breaking news, game stories, advances, features and analysis in greater NY area for deadline-sensitive sports wire service. Attend and report on games, other sports events and news conferences. Work closely and proactively with Sr. Writer-Reporter and editorial desk in development of daily national sports budget, discussing news and feature ideas, gather information for advance stories for editorial desk. Effectively cultivate sources and relationships with local teams and individuals to increase company profile locally, nationally and internationally. Equipment, technology and software will be supplied. Travel is a possibility.

    Required Qualifications:

    The candidate for this exciting and challenging position should be a self-starter and energetic. A college degree along with 3-5 years experience as a reporter or writer for a wire service, web site or mid-sized to large newspaper. Prerequisites include a solid working knowledge of the NY sports scene, a reputation for professionalism, a strong nose for news and excellent communication skills to network and develop reliable contacts and sources. Must be well-rounded sportswriter with versatility to move from sport to sport on a daily basis while keeping copy clean, concise and in adherence to universal tenets of journalism and company style and syntax.

    We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, life insurance, 401k and much more.

    Interested applicants should email their resume and a cover letter indicating current salary to: resume@sportsticker.com

    PA SportsTicker is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  2. sports scrub

    sports scrub Member

    any idea what this gig pays?
  3. fleishman

    fleishman Active Member

    i thought ticker only had their field reporters as part time positions on a paid per game basis..
  4. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    and has anyone ever read anything from sports ticker? seriously?
  5. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    -Must be willing to argue with stringers, especially when players either aren't available or refuse to spew the exact quote they want to fill the story they're written.
    -Inflexibility of story angles encouraged. Consideration of input from seasoned stringers at game discouraged.
    -Must be willing to discount stringers' knowledge of game, players (specifically knowledge of players' grasp of English language, general good quote-bad quote possibilities and feasibility of getting specific players on demand), post-game setup and team PR staffs.
    -Willingness to chew stringers out for their inability to be in two locker room at once a plus.
  6. Igor in CT

    Igor in CT Member

    Probably make more on the overnight shift at Target.
  7. Pops

    Pops Member

    Knowledge of Sports Network style a plus.
  8. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    On the other hand, this sounds like a job where you could bigfoot to your heart's content. Cover the fun stuff and leave out the dreck because, heck, no one in Europe is going to care anyway.
  9. SlickWillie71

    SlickWillie71 Member

    I think it's in the neighborhood of about $26-28K per. Considering it's based in the Philly area, just brace yourself for a borderline peasant existence.
  10. fleishman

    fleishman Active Member

    sportsticker is not based in philadelphia, that's the sports network.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    You mean sitting in front of the TV, scanning the Net and flirting with plagirism in your "recaps?"
  12. fleishman

    fleishman Active Member

    bump, anyone hear anything about this one?
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