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Sports reporter | Elizabethtown, Kentucky

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by SFIND, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. SFIND

    SFIND Well-Known Member

    Sports Reporter - Elizabethtown, KY

    Sports Reporter job - Landmark Community Newspapers - Elizabethtown, KY

    Sports Reporter - Sports Media

    The News-Enterprise
    Elizabethtown, KY, USA
    Full Time

    Sports Reporter
    The News-Enterprise
    Elizabethtown, KY

    The News-Enterprise, an aggressive daily newspaper in Hardin County, Ky., with 13,000-plus circulation Monday-Friday and 16,000-plus Sunday, is accepting applications for a sports reporter to cover high school, community and youth sports in the diverse, 105,000 population county that includes Fort Knox. The newspaper is published in Elizabethtown, 40 miles south of Louisville. The candidate who lands this newsroom position will be a high-energy performer who reports and writes effectively on deadline and is able to design, paginate and proof pages effectively; understands the value of online immediacy; sees story ideas where others don't and just can't wait to tell readers about them. The sports team consists of three full-time, one part-time staffer. The newspaper can be viewed at www.thenewsenterprise.com.

    • Strong communication, organization and time-management skills
    • Ability to write compelling, comprehensive, fact-filled stories on deadline and put readers first by avoiding clichés and arcane language
    • Bachelor's degree preferred
    • Proficient in using computers to write and the Internet to research
    • Demonstrated ability to design effective pages in deadline situation using InDesign and InCopy
    • Ability to use a digital camera and capable with Adobe PhotoShop
    • Familiarity with requirements of photojournalism and ability to take publication quality images with a digital camera
    • Available for evening and weekend work as scheduled
    • Strong initiative and adaptable
    • Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver's license
    • Working knowledge and understanding of Hardin County sports community is helpful

    Essential Functions:
    • Report and write previews of local sports events, focus on individual athletes, cover high school and other local sports events.
    • Focus on young athletes and their efforts. Look for interesting stories in participatory sports that don't normally receive much attention.
    • Design effective pages in deadline situation using InDesign.
    • Use effective headline writing that accurately summarizes the story while engaging the readers.
    • Develops daily and long-range story and photograph ideas.
    • Use a digital camera and work with Adobe Photoshop.
    • Establish and nurture sources among athletes, coaches, administrators and others involved in local sports.
    • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to serving readers.
    • Work with photographers to develop ideas for illustrating stories.
    • Participate in Sports Team meetings and decisions.

    Schedule: Evenings and weekends; 42-hour schedule

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