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Sports Reporter - Baraboo, WI

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Regional Sports Reporter - Baraboo, WI

    Date Posted September 18, 2015
    Industry Newspapers / Wires
    Location Baraboo, Wisconsin
    Position Reporter
    Specialty Sports/Outdoors
    Job Status Full-time
    Salary Not Specified
    Website http://wiscnews.com

    Capital Newspapers Portage Division seeks a full-time regional sports reporter to join the Wisconsin coverage team for its publications and websites located in Sauk County. The position will be based in Baraboo, Wis., about 40 miles north of Madison. Candidates who choose to live in Baraboo or the immediate area (15 to 20 miles) will receive preferential consideration.

    Our newspapers focus on local high school and college sports and local recreational sports (youth and adult). Our location produces three hyper-local newspapers: the six-day Baraboo News Republic, the twice-weekly Reedsburg Times-Press, and the weekly Sauk Prairie Eagle. Each publication also provides robust online coverage through wiscnews.com, wisconsinprepzone.com and social media. We also provide regular backup coverage and statistical support for sister newspapers in the region, including the Wisconsin State Journal and others.

    The successful candidate will provide coverage for multiple newspapers within the division as a matter of course. The focus will be on teamwork, collaboration, organization and pitching in across multiple publications. We value a candidate who can be depended upon to satisfactorily and creatively complete assigned tasks with a minimum of hand-holding.

    Reporting, writing and photography will be focal points of the position. The successful candidate should be well-versed with camera and computer use. Line editing and page proofing will be a secondary but regular part of weekly duties. The successful candidate should have a firm understanding of journalistic ethics, AP style, accuracy, sports rules and concepts, statistics-keeping, interviewing skills and relationship-building with sources.

    To apply go to lee.net/careers/ and use the location search menu and select Capital Newspapers. When applying, send no more than five writing and photography samples tobbest@madison.com.

    The application deadline is October 5, 2015.

    Baraboo News Republic, 714 Matts Ferry Road, Baraboo, WI 53913

    Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
    Pre-employment drug testing applies
  2. Mr._Graybeard

    Mr._Graybeard New Member

    Great little town, Baraboo.
  3. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Do you get to cover Winona State?
  4. CarlSpackler

    CarlSpackler Member

    Not for the faint of heart, as Baraboo is home to a clown cemetery.
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