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Sports Editor - Duluth, MN

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports Editor

    The award-winning Duluth News Tribune is searching for a sports editor to oversee a staff of three sports reporters in Duluth, Minnesota. With beautiful Lake Superior as a backdrop, sports-crazed Duluth offers myriad coverage opportunities, including the two-time defending men’s hockey national champion Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs, Grandma’s Marathon, college and high school sports, sled-dog racing, mountain bike racing, cross-country and downhill skiing, curling and auto racing. There are many different sports to cover in the Duluth region all year-round.


    • Directs all activities and employees within a newsroom sports department for print and online.
    • Supervises employees, establishes schedules, conducts performance reviews, interviews, hires and provides training.
    • Writes or assigns staff members to write articles and reports in AP style for print and online.
    • Meets regularly with editor to assist in planning and long-range goals.
    • Ensures utilization of all news sources, such as press releases, telephone contacts, radio, television, wire services and other reporters.
    • May be responsible for overseeing and writing blogs or columns.
    • Recommends budget needs and capital expenditures.
    • Represents newsroom at community activities and at professional newspaper meetings.
    • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    • Bachelor's degree in journalism, mass communication or related field.
    • Newsroom and editing experience preferred.
    • Two or more years of related newspaper experience.
    • Some management experience preferred.

    • Knowledge of human resource/supervisory rules and policies.
    • Knowledge of AP style, the Freedom of Information Act and libel laws.
    • Strong organizational and communication skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written skills to include computers.
    • Ability to be flexible and work under pressure and deadlines.
    • Ability to effectively present information to employees, management and/or groups.
    • Ability to promote teamwork and interdepartmental cooperation.
    • Ability to motivate others.

    • Must possess a valid driver's license and a driving record that is insurable by the company.
    • Must carry an acceptable level of vehicle insurance as required by the company.

    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Mass Communications from a four-year college or university.
    • Experience in news/sports reporting.
    • Personnel management and design and presentation of newspaper pages.
    • Requires superior organization skills.
    • Salary commensurate with experience. Position reports to the Editor.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license with a driving record that is insurable by the company.

    We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

    To apply, Job Information: Sports Editor Job
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