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Sports Reporter - International Falls, MN

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - SPORTS REPORTER



    Do you enjoy high school sports and writing about the great outdoors? The International Falls Journal, northern Minnesota’s premier twice-weekly newspaper, has an opening for a Sports Reporter.

    Jobs to be done include:

    • Provide comprehensive coverage of area high school sports teams and outdoor-related stories/events. The successful candidate will write game reports, feature stories and columns for our print editions, take photos and post stories, videos and digital content on the Journal’s website.
    • Develop strong relationships with coaches, athletes, sports fans and community supporters.
    • Must be able to works nights and weekends to accommodate game/match schedules.
    • Work collaboratively with members of creative team on layout of newspaper sports pages.
    Job requirements are:

    • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in experience.
    • Exceptional spelling skills and attention to detail (particularly with names, dates, scores).
    • Must be creative and organized, with a love for the written word, have a broad range of sports interests, and be a great story-teller.
    • Solid knowledge of newspapers, journalism and need for immediacy in digital postings.
    • Ability to take great action photos and shoot video in challenging weather/lighting conditions.
    • Good verbal and interviewing skills. Should be able to express ideas clearly, work with many different personality types and communicate with others in a sensitive and encouraging manner.
    • Work in a fast-paced, collaborative, deadline-oriented environment.
    • Embrace our organization’s core values: Collaboration, Community, Integrity, Passion & Perseverance.
    Other information:

    • This is a full-time position.
    • Benefits include: 401k match, health insurance contribution, PTO, paid holidays.
    Interested candidates should submit their resume to laurel@ifallsjournal.com.

    The International Falls Journal is an affiliate of North Star Publishing and Big Fish Works.

    Our office is located at 1602 Highway 71, International Falls, MN.
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