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Sports Reporter - Park City, Utah

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, May 23, 2019.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports Reporter


    The Park Record is hiring a reporter to cover sports and recreation in Park City, Utah, a winter sports mecca dating to when it hosted roughly half the events in the 2002 Olympic Games. Park City is home to two of the most popular ski resorts in North America, the U.S. ski and snowboard national teams and some of the best winter sports athletes on earth. When not covering elite skiing competitions, this reporter will write about the championship-winning athletic teams of Summit County’s three high schools and the area’s thriving summer recreation scene.

    TO APPLY: Please visit www.swiftcom.com/careers and select job 1762.

    Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

    • Research, report and write compelling articles that inform and engage our audience
    • Adhere to journalistic ethics and pursue stories in an unbiased and honest way
    • Execute the publisher and editor’s vision for the newspaper and content plan
    • Cover games and events on a regular basis
    • Work closely with digital engagement editor to identify and take advantage of multimedia opportunities
    • Produce social media posts for articles in conjunction with digital engagement editor
    • Develop and write an average of eight articles per week that adhere to strict editorial standards
    • Develop and write periodic enterprise pieces addressing important sports topics in the community
    • Shoot photos for stories when staff photographer is unable to assist
    • Meet strict deadlines for print editions
    • Cover breaking news with accuracy while pushing to post information on our digital platforms as soon as possible
    • Write headlines, deckheads and photo cutlines accompanying stories for print edition and website
    • Assist print production staff with layout for articles
    • Cultivate relationships with sources by getting out of the newsroom to interact with people face-to-face
    • Other duties as assigned

    • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communication, or commensurate journalism experience
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Multimedia skills or willingness to learn
    • Knowledge of sports, particularly winter sports
    Swift Communications is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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