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Sports Editor - Bedford, VA

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports Editor

    Date Posted August 03, 2015
    Location Bedford, Virginia
    Position Editor
    Specialty Sports/Outdoors
    Job Status Full-time
    Salary Not Specified
    Website Sports Editor - Bedford, VA - Landmark Community Newspapers Jobs

    Sports Editor
    The Bedford Bulletin
    Bedford, Virginia

    The Bedford Bulletin, a 4,900-circulation weekly newspaper located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains between Roanoke and Lynchburg, VA, is seeking a sports editor. Candidates must be dedicated to producing a quality sports section with balanced and in-depth coverage. The newspaper can be found online at BedfordBulletin.com

    • Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent experience
    • Knowledge of AP style and libel law
    • Good photography skills and knowledge of Photoshop
    • Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, to design the sports section on a weekly basis
    • Have experience scheduling stringers
    • Experience and drive to use social media
    • Possess flair to drive new ideas for local sports coverage
    • Ability to work independently with superior results
    • Must have valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle

    Essential Functions:
    • Write crisp, accurate and compelling stories, headlines and photo captions
    • Write a mixture of game stories and feature stories for the sports pages
    • Develop relationships with area coaches to facilitate the flow of information to the newspaper
    • Shoot clear and compelling photos
    • Design the sports section using InDesign
    • Design and lay out weekly sports pages, and other pages as needed
    • Load stories and photos onto the website
    • Serve as a backup for other members of the news team
    • Meet established deadlines of the newspaper
    • Be available for night and weekend games coverage

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

    Sports Editor - Bedford, VA - Landmark Community Newspapers Jobs
  2. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    This is a one-person show covering the three high schools in Bedford County (Liberty, Staunton River, Jefferson Forest) and it's a pretty good deal of work. The SE at this shop takes all of the photos, writes all of the copy, puts everything together. An older gentleman had held this post for as long as I've been in the area. Might be good for a young buck, because there are ample opportunities to make connections with folks who work in Roanoke and Lynchburg, both of which cover the county extensively. Don't know anything about the pay, but Bedford has a pretty low cost of living and you're 20 minutes away from both Roanoke and Lynchburg.
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