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Sports Reporter - Denver, Co.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports Reporter

    Description:

    The Denver Post is looking for someone with a proven track record of covering a major college or professional beat. Must have ability to dig for stories, break news, produce enterprise and provide digital coverage that converts readers to subscribers. Must be a great teammate, easy to work alongside and able to adapt.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Develop news sources and look for and create news story ideas in coordination with assignment.
    • Research, observe surroundings and conduct interviews over the telephone and in person to gather pertinent information for news stories.
    • Interact with colleagues in a professional manner.
    • Organize information and write an accurate, clear, interesting and grammatically correct story while meeting deadlines. Produce stories of varying complexity and form.
    • Seek out and report news for immediate publication on the Post’s digital platforms or for print publications.
    • Discuss story formulation with editors and edit or rewrite stories, as necessary.
    • Develop sources and check with them on a regular basis to break exclusive news.
    • Use digital tools and social media to report and promote Denver Post material.
    • Understand and implement SEO techniques to ensure content reaches largest online audience. Stay abreast of latest trends.
    • Create and curate content for a dynamic web presence.
    • Request appropriate photos, video and graphics for stories; work closely with visual journalists to provide clear explanations of assignments. Shoot photos and videos when necessary and transmit them promptly for digital publication.
    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or equivalent experience.
    • Basic photo and video skills.
    • Basic understanding of standard curation techniques
    • Demonstrated proficiency with social media tools
    • Strong reporting and writing skills
    • Ability to multi-task and work quickly to meet deadlines
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle to travel to report events
    • Prior newspaper experience preferred.
     
  2. Writer

    Writer New Member

    This sounds like a general assignment position?
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    As always, happy to answer questions about this part of the country.
     
  4. Ross Miller

    Ross Miller New Member

    Is there an email/link to send a resume, clips, etc.?
     
  5. Writer

    Writer New Member

    I think they're wrapping the process up.
     
  6. Tweener

    Tweener Active Member

    After a week? Wow. Must be an inside hire, if they're indeed done.
     
  7. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    News to me.
     
    Ross Miller likes this.
  8. Is this a GA position or is this to replace Gina Mizell, who left the Nuggets beat to cover the Suns for the Athletic?
     
  9. Jon Mitchell

    Jon Mitchell New Member

    I'm interested to know how Denver's housing boom might be affecting the hiring process. I know the Post probably still pays decent, but the housing market there is out of control and prices are skyrocketing. Might be a challenge for someone who wants to stay long term to find an affordable place to buy. Or am I wrong somewhere?
     
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Housing prices definitely have skyrocketed. And rents aren't much better. And that's in the city itself as well as the suburbs.
     
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  11. Tweener

    Tweener Active Member

    The Post recently laid off 1/3 of the staff. Careful assuming the pay will be decent.
     
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  12. Jon Mitchell

    Jon Mitchell New Member

    Indeed. Guess thinking back years ago, that was the case.
     
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