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Sports Reporter - Santa Maria, CA

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports Reporter on California Coast

    Date Posted June 10, 2015
    Location Santa Maria, California
    Job Status Full-time
    Salary Not Specified
    Website Career Opportunities

    Lee Central Coast Newspapers is looking for a motivated and talented sports reporter to cover local high school, college and youth sports. The reporter will also write enterprise sports features and contribute to our sports blogs and columns. The candidate should be well-versed in social media and digital reporting to complement our digital-first newsroom, including video and posting stories to websites, and be able to assist with the daily sports budget, editing stories and proofing pages. Qualified candidates apply online atsantamariatimes.com/workhere.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Cover local sporting events, primarily in Lompoc.
    • Establish and maintain social media presence, edit and budget stories.
    • Work with digital producer to develop unique sports-related content for the website.
    • Develop sources and stories on your beat, including game and enterprise stories.
    • Multi-media savvy.


    • 2-3 years reporting experience preferred.
    • Self-motivated, innovative, and creative.
    • Must be able to manage multiple daily deadlines and multiple priorities while maintaining professionalism in the workplace.
    • Photography experience a plus.
    • Possess a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism or related field.
    • Must possess reliable transportation and proof of auto insurance.
    • Pre-employment drug screen and background check required upon offer of employment.


    Excellent medical, dental and 401k with matching, and paid time off.

    Who We Are

    Lee Central Coast Newspapers includes Santa Maria Times, Lompoc Record, Santa Ynez Valley News, Five Cities Times-Press-Recorder, The Adobe Press and Space Country Times. Lee Central Coast Newspapers is a division of Lee Enterprises, a leading provider of local news, information and advertising in primarily midsize markets, with 46 daily newspapers and a joint interest in four others, rapidly growing digital products and nearly 300 specialty publications in 23 states. Learn more about us on our website at www.santamariatimes.com. We are an equal opportunity employer.
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