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Sports Reporter- Ann Arbor, MI

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    From JJobs.com

    Company: MLive Media Group
    Sports Reporter
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires:
    May 21, 2014
    Job ID: 1580812


    The Sports Reporter will report and produce sports stories for various platforms, and act as a statewide expert and discussion leader on high-value topics. The Sports Reporter will be focused on meeting audience demand for immediacy, depth and engagement.


    Degree in Journalism, Communications or other related field required
    Minimum of 2 years of journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing required
    Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience
    Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately
    Demonstrated reporting, writing and organizational skills
    Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
    Experience with search engine optimization practices
    Experience with using social media to source and promote content a plus
    Demonstrated capability in capitalizing on high-value topics by engaging audiences in frequency and urgency
    Understanding of the methods and tools used to deliver content across a variety of platforms such as Moveable Type CMS, SCC Budgeting and Archiving System, Smartphones
    Understanding imperatives of multiple platforms – print, mobile, Internet, etc.
    Mastery of social media and digital interaction
    Proven ability to utilize a broad set of tools to tell stories and engage the audience
    Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors
    Ability to work independently and remotely

    Duties and Responsibilities, work schedules and/or location may change based on evolving business needs

    Gather information and write journalistically sound news elements for use in all media platforms, existing and future, that is: balanced and factual; timely and topical; and, well –sourced and contextually correct
    Learn and employ all techniques for effective digital “beat-blogging” reporting across all platforms
    Post frequent and incrementally posting throughout the day
    Engage in story aggregation and topical link-posting Monitor and engage in reader comment streams on MLive impact pages
    Elevate comments into new posts when appropriate Interact on social media platforms, with story shares, objective commentary, promoting your topic and news organization’s content initiatives
    Effectively employ various means for monitoring audience interest and competitors’ posting on your topic, including setting up Google alerts, Twitter and RSS feeds
    Maintain operational communication with editor and, when applicable, production center
    Understand and use hardware, software and cloud-based equipment and systems for direct-to-web production and engagement, including but not limited to: posting photographs and short videos to the web and any internal production systems remote web reporting, using laptops and smart phones
    Understand and use our news organization’s audience traffic tracking systems and analytical reports
    Meet production deadlines

    Extensive computer use required. Some travel required.

    Ability to work flexible work schedules, including nights, weekends and holidays, as needed

    The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.
  2. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    PM me if you want details. A few others would be happy to chime in too, I suspect. :)
  3. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Member

    So would this be covering the high schools in Ann Arbor, or University of Michigan? Or both? Neither?
  4. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    High schools and other sports events in AA. There are two MLive reporters already dedicated to U-M athletics.
  5. From Dahntahn

    From Dahntahn New Member

    Any update on this opening?
  6. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Not yet. The wheels are often slow to turn here.
  7. elewis81

    elewis81 New Member

    Any updates from this one yet?
  8. Decadent

    Decadent New Member

    Tad desperate, are we?
  9. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member


    Mike Niziolek is now in Ann Arbor as a full-time reporter. He was our part-timer in Bay City.

    However, the other reporter (Pete Cunningham) is now gone so stay tuned. Another opening may be posted shortly.
  10. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    Out of curiosity, was this Kyle Austin's job?
  11. bevo

    bevo Member

    So in other words, this was an in-house hire. I must work at Bizzaro paper since everybody we bring in is from out of state.
  12. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    Where's Pete headed to?
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