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Sports Reporter- Roanoke, VA

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, May 2, 2014.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    From BH Media

    (Have to go to the website to apply)

    Sports Reporter
    Tracking Code
    Job Description
    The Roanoke Times is hiring a full-time sports reporter who can handle general-assignment tasks, including high school, college, community sports and outdoors coverage for our award-winning sports section and website.
    We want a reporter who will go beyond the results and explore sports issues throughout our coverage area while also breaking news and providing extensive coverage of our local and high school sports scene, including bringing robust content to our high school sports website.
    The ideal candidate will be an idea person who has experience breaking news, producing unique enterprise content and engaging readers digitally. We want someone ready to build their personal brand on twitter and as a blogger. The job will include night and weekend assignments.
    Candidates should have a college degree in journalism or related field and previous experience. This position requires a thorough understanding of AP style and demonstrated ability to excel on deadline. Must have a valid driver’s license, dependable transportation and proof of insurance.
    Job Location
    Roanoke, Virginia, United States
    Position Type
    BH Media Group Holdings, Inc. (formerly World Media Enterprises/Midlands Newspapers)
  2. Hoos3725

    Hoos3725 Member

    Is someone leaving?
  3. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Nice city and paper. It's got my seal of approval.
  4. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Sounds a lot like Ray Cox's old job description.
  5. 49erEditor

    49erEditor New Member

    Anyone have an update on this one?
  6. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Got an email today on this one. Decision made not to fill the opening but there is an assistant sports editor spot opening.
  7. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    The assistant SE job has been there all along, but I'm thinking about contacting them to see if they still have my stuff or if it has to be re-sent. You never know these days.
  8. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    In a former life, I'd have cut off a toe to work there.
  9. Bronco77

    Bronco77 Well-Known Member

    No idea what it's like there now, but I interviewed there early in my career for a desk job and was blown away. It was almost like a major metro operation in sports in staff size and depth and breadth of coverage and it covered the hell out of the SEC. I still remember sitting in Bill Brill's cigar smoke-scented office (the executive SE was in charge of the interview process, but Brill wanted to meet the candidates) and listening to him talk about the paper, the city and ACC basketball.
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