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Sports Reporter- Lansing, MI

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    From MLive.com

    Sports Reporter General Assignment



    The Sports Reporter General Assignment will be a supplementary reporter and discussion leader on during periods of intense traffic, added depth and engagement on the hottest sports subject or team at any given time. This individual will monitor radio and television interviews with popular players, expert analysis from ESPN and other outlets, and write articles on those interviews. This position will handle breaking news and deep analysis as needed; post supplementary content in coordination with designated team reporters; monitor reader response through audience data, comment streams, social media reaction; record, edit topical video/audio/photos; capture conversation and reporting of team through aggregation; engage readers in comment streams and on social media; post directly to digital platforms; and understand and employ tagging techniques in line with state standards.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or Communications or related field required
    • Minimum of 1 - 2 years of journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing required
    • Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience
    • Ability to work under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately
    • Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
    • Experience with search engine optimization practices
    • Experience taking photo, recording audio and video with ability to edit
    • Experience with using social media to source and promote content a plus
    • Basic HTML or equivalent web language a plus
    • Demonstrated capability in capitalizing on high-value topics by engaging audiences in frequency and urgency
    • Understanding of the methods and tools used to deliver content across a variety of platforms such as Moveable Type CMS, SCC Budgeting and Archiving System, Smartphones
    • Understanding imperatives of multiple platforms – print, mobile, Internet, etc.
    • Mastery of social media and digital interaction
    • Proven ability to utilize a broad set of tools to tell stories and engage the audience
    • Keeps abreast of industry advances and proactively considers new methods of reaching audiences including engaging, interactive and optimized product offerings
    The duties listed are intended as examples only and may not represent a complete list. Duties and Responsibilities, work schedules and/or location may change based on evolving business needs.
    1. Gather information and write journalistically sound news elements for use in all media platforms, existing and future, that is:
    • Balanced and factual
    • Timely and topical
    • Well-sourced and contextually correct
    2. Learn and employ all techniques for effective digital “beat-blogging” reporting across all platforms, including but not limited to:
    • Frequent, incremental posting throughout the day
    • Story aggregation and topical link-posting
    • Monitoring and engaging in reader comment streams on Local Market Website impact pages
    • Elevating comments into new posts when appropriate
    • Interacting on social media platforms, with story shares, objective commentary, and promoting the news organization’s content initiatives
    • Understanding and employing the means for monitoring audience interest and competitors’ posting on your topic, including setting up Google alerts, Twitter and RSS feeds
    3. Work independently and remotely, while maintaining operational communication with editor and, when applicable, production center.
    4. Working knowledge and use of the hardware, software and cloud-based equipment and systems for direct-to-web production and engagement, including but not limited to:
    • Taking photographs and short video, and posting it to the web as well as uploading to any internal production systems
    • Using laptops and smartphones for remote web reporting
    • Using the Moveable Type content management system, and any future CMS
    5. Understand our news organization’s audience traffic tracking systems and analytical reports
    6. Other duties as assigned.

    General Office Environment. Significant travel required.
    Essential functions of this job are described. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned or work schedules, as they are subject to change at any time due to management’s discretion, business necessity, or reasonable accommodation.
  2. NJM33

    NJM33 New Member

    Any word on this one?
  3. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Bumped up to top to update... turns out this job does not exist. There was a miscommunication and the Michigan State job and Sports Reporter job offered through MLive are one and the same, not two positions.
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