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Sports columnist | Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by MiamiBoy, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Active Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports Columnist

    The Wisconsin State Journal, the state’s leading newspaper for coverage of University of Wisconsin sports, seeks a full-time columnist to provide commentary and analysis on the world of sports in Madison and beyond. This columnist must be able to write timely and compelling columns on tight deadlines; produce unique content for multiple Web platforms; and deliver insight and opinion on a wide range of local and national sports topics, with an emphasis on the Badgers and the Packers.

    The successful candidate will be well-versed with social media, able to engage readers through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, live chats, podcasts and video. In addition, the successful candidate will have a strong understanding of journalistic ethics, AP style, accuracy, sports rules and concepts, statistics-keeping, interviewing skills and relationship-building with sources.

    To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least three years of experience as a sports columnist. Applicants must apply online; no phone calls or emails, please.

    In addition to a resume with references, please provide five samples of your sports columns, and a cover letter answering the following questions: What have you done to increase creativity as a sports columnist? What have you done to engage your audience? What unique skills make you the ideal candidate for this position?

    The application deadline is July 15.

    Pre-employment background and drug screenings apply. Apply online at Wisconsin State Journal is looking for a great Sports Columnist.. Capital Newspapers is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a workforce that accurately reflects our audience and expands our voice. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    This is a full-time, exempt role. Benefits offered include medical, dental, and vision insurances; company paid life and long term disability insurance; company matched 401k; employee assistance program; and paid vacation, personal, sick, and holiday time.
  2. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    Any update on this? Is it still being filled?
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Hoo boy … I gotta go there, don’t I?
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  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    I'll take one for the team.

    Can you be here for the scheduled start of fall drills for the Badgers? YOU'RE HIRED.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2020
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  5. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    Like that wasn’t too easy? C’mon.

  6. Writer

    Writer Member

    Lee Enterprises is in a hiring freeze. Don't expect them to fill this position anytime soon.
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    All Lee hiring freezes are lifted Oct. 1 when the fiscal year rolls over.
  8. Adam94

    Adam94 Member

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