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Sports Reporter - Fairbault, MN

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports reporter


    Faribault Daily News is looking for a sports reporter, but we won’t settle for the ordinary. We need a reporter who’s equally comfortable writing an enterprise piece on booster club finances or a feature on a top prep athlete. Occasional design work is also part of the position.

    To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and five of your best clips.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Writing previews, game stories, features and analysis for Faribault area sports teams.
    • Contributing to the newsroom's efforts to effectively cover and inform the Faribault community.
    • Serve as backup page designer for regional copy desk.
    Qualifications and Skills

    • The successful applicant will have insatiable curiosity about all kinds of sports and recreation (not just prep athletics.)
    • An excellent grasp of interviewing and writing techniques and a demonstrated knowledge of how multimedia enhances reporting.
    • Reporters who thrive on writing only gamers need not apply.
    • Four-year post-secondary degree in related field, or comparable practical experience in a work environment.
    • Experience using social media
    • Experience using InDesign
    • Technical competence with Word and Web-based content management.
    • Video and blogging skills a significant plus, as is fluency in speaking Spanish.

    • Competitive wage and benefit package
    • Paid vacation
    • Medical, dental and disability insurance
    • 401(k) plan
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