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Sports Editor - Sweetwater, TN

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports Editor

    Job Summary:

    This position will be responsible for managing sports staff and making story assignments. This is a “hands-on” position and will also include preparing stories, taking photographs and preparing video and multi-media material for both the print edition and the online edition. Using social media will also be an important component of this position. This position includes game coverage, features and statistics. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, possess effective writing skills and be familiar with social media. Candidate should also be able to cultivate solid relationships with coaches and other sources. Position will base out of the regional office.

    Job Functions:

    The successful candidate must be a flexible, self-starters, attentive to details, diplomatic, able to provide direction, and able to multi-task.

    Essential Functions:

    • Managing sports writers and making assignments
    • Working with page layout to design pages
    • Writing sports stories for both print and online
    • Interviewing athletes and coaches at local high school and college levels
    • Correction work on print deadlines
    • Photographing and videoing local sporting events
    • Using social media to keep readers informed and involved
    • Posting content to website

    Minimum Requirements

    • The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3+ years of experience in the print and internet media industry preferably in editorial or management role.

    Technology Skills:

    Proficiency in Microsoft office or word processing programs. Writing and editing skills and AP styple required. Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop a plus. Ability to learn other relevant software programs is important.


    Bachelors degree or the equivalency thereof is preferred.

    For interested candidate, please forward your resume with 2-3 writing samples for immediate consideration.

    Resumes should be forwarded to Jeff Schumacher atjeff.schumacher@dailypostathenian.com


    The fringe benefits include medical (split between employer and employee), dental and vision options (employee paid). There are three company-sponsored benefits, including short-term disability, long-term disability and a term life insurance policy. The company pays for these six major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day). In addition, employees accrue 3.33 hours of paid leave per pay period in the first year of employment (80 hours) and increasing to 5.0 hours per pay period (120 hours) after their one-year anniversary of employment. The company has the option of making a discretionary match to the 401K retirement plan after year’s end.
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