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Sports Editor/UTC Beat Writer -- NOOGA.com

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member


    Nooga.com is seeking an editor to oversee and guide its Sports section. The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of how to gather and disseminate news in the 24-hour online news cycle and cultivate our goal of being Chattanooga’s ultimate hyper-local source of information.

    Job Description

    Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    Primary beat writer covering University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football and basketball. Opportunities to cover the Tennessee Vols will also be available.
    Working with one full-time preps writer and a collection of freelancers/contributors to strategize event coverage.
    Editing all sports content and posting to the site via a Web-based content management system. This includes copy editing, headline writing and photo editing.
    Serve as the Sports section’s voice in all avenues of social media.

    Ideal candidate

    Offer forward-thinking ideas that coincide with the site’s future growth and expansion.
    Strong journalistic background and ability to translate those values in an online-only environment.
    Outgoing, engaging presence through online/multimedia/social platforms.
    Interested in media trends and willing to evolve with changing technology.
    Unwavering dedication to accuracy and timeliness.
    Trustworthy leader with perceptive decision-making skills.
    Eagerness to attempt the unconventional. Hungry to be different.
    Willingness to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.


    Competitive base salary.
    Full benefits include group medical, vision, dental, and life insurance, as well as matching 401(k).

    Required skills and experience

    Strong writing, storytelling abilities are mandatory. Submitted clips should show a writer with a distinct, vivid voice.
    Editorial instincts and written/verbal communication skills.
    Proficiency in web publishing.
    Recent college graduates with intern experience will be considered, candidates with full-time experience in newspapers/online outlets preferred.
    Previous experience covering a college beat is also preferred.
    Valid drivers license.

    About Nooga.com

    Since its launch in March 2011, Nooga.com has proven itself to be Chattanooga’s online home for business, government, lifestyle, and sports news. Every step made by the site leads toward the ultimate goal of transforming the way people in the Chattanooga area gather their news, express their opinions and plan their weekends.

    Utilizing a staff of full-time journalists and a modern newsroom in downtown Chattanooga, Nooga.com stands as an example of the future of hyper-local, online news gathering.

    Application process

    Submit a cover letter, resume, five to eight published articles and a list of references to jobs@nooga.com, subject head: “Sports Editor Application.” Clips should show variety—game stories, long form features/profiles, breaking news.

    Applications sent through mail may be addressed to:

    Attn: Adam Green
    1110 Market St., Ste. 419
    Chattanooga, TN 37402

    Questions regarding this position should be submitted to jobs@nooga.com, subject head “Sports Editor Inquiry.” No phone calls, please.


    How stable would a position like this be?
  2. young-gun11

    young-gun11 Member

    I expect it's a pretty good gig. They are fairly well-known in the tri-state area, and cover a wide variety of different things. I'd say the stability is solid, but the pay is likely not. Although you can live 25 minutes away in Alabama and pay very low property taxes and find inexpensive homes on sand mountain.
  3. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    It appears they filled internally and have a high school position open: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1365540. Does anyone know how stable a place like this would be?
  4. Heard the SE hire isn't going to happen at this site. New prep person will be only full-timer, reinforced by freelancers for college coverage.
  5. ryno d

    ryno d New Member

    Yes that's what they sent me in an email as well. "The position you applied for originally has changed titles"
  6. Curious decision. Hard to see how this bodes well for growth. The site's management team must not feel like UT and UTC content is driving enough traffic to justify having a department leader/columnist. But the local paper can devote six or seven full-timers to preps on a given day, so good luck to this site managing with one.
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