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Sports Editor - Bedford, VA

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports Editor - Bedford Bulletin


    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 Bedford Bulletin offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time-off benefits. The newspaper can be found online at www.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
    • Be available for night and weekend games coverage
    • Must have valid driver's license and reliable transportation
    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
    This is currently an exempt salaried position.

    Include clips with your resume.

    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 Bulletin - Bedford, VA
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