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Sports breaking news/Ravens reporter - The Baltimore Sun

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by JoshLand11, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. JoshLand11

    JoshLand11 New Member

    Sports breaking news/Ravens reporter
    The Baltimore Sun is seeking an innovative, digitally minded news hound to join its coverage team, primarily as a sports breaking news reporter. That reporter will also contribute to our Ravens beat. The right person is an aggressive, hungry reporter who knows how to unearth – and tell – the stories you can’t find anywhere else. The Sun is seeking someone who knows how to develop sourcing and use all tools available to connect with its audience; someone who can write the long-form story and the conversational quick hit; someone with strong knowledge of all sports, especially the National Football League, and can deliver insightful content; and someone who is comfortable with all forms of storytelling — from writing to shooting video to appearing on camera. He or she should be ahead of the news, be an active participant in online communities, be comfortable breaking out of traditional story forms and be able to engage with audiences directly online and on camera.

    - Create digitally engaging general assignment sports content daily, as well as some Ravens assignments, including but not limited to: breaking news coverage, enterprise/feature reporting, hirings/firings/signings/cuts, game coverage, off-field issues and thoughtful, well-sourced analysis
    - Break news, and react quickly to breaking news, getting information out on baltimoresun.com and on social media
    - Cultivate key figures as sources
    - Use social media to build a dedicated audience and drive that audience to The Baltimore Sun
    - Work as part of a team to coordinate coverage and ensure we have all compelling angles covered
    - Outhustle, outthink and outreport the competition
    - Take cellphone video and work with video team to produce compelling video/audio content
    - Communicate regularly with an editor to ensure stories are scheduled at the optimal times


    - Bachelor's degree in journalism or related subject
    - Advanced writing and storytelling chops
    - 1-3 years covering a high-level sports beat (can be a combination of experience at collegiate and professional outlets)
    - Resourcefulness to find valuable sources when availability of key subjects is limited
    - Understanding of what makes a topic newsworthy and/or buzzworthy
    - Ability to shoot video and photos
    - Comfortable on camera

    The Baltimore Sun is committed to building a diverse newsroom that reflects the people it covers and the audience it serves. Candidates are encouraged to highlight new perspectives they can bring to our team.

    To apply

    Email sports editor Josh Land (jland@baltsun.com) with a cover letter, resume (as a PDF), references and a list of five clips that demonstrate a combination of breaking news, enterprise, feature writing and audience engagement, as well as any other links that demonstrate how you’d fit in this role. No phone calls, please.
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