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Sports Reporter- Springfield, IL

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    From jjobs.com

    Company: The State Journal-Register
    Sports reporter
    Springfield, Illinois
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires:
    February 21, 2014
    Job ID: 1558381


    Sports reporter/Non-exempt Guild position

    Position summary:

    Primary duties for the sports reporter – Cover high school and other sports stories in an accurate, balanced and fair manner. Also act as Night Sports Editor two shifts a week, Wednesday and Sunday. This position is deadline- and detail-oriented. It is primarily Wednesday through Sunday.


    · Produce online and print content including tweets, Facebook and blog posts, stories and briefs. Stories include dailies and weekend pieces as well as contributing to periodic projects.

    · Maintain and build a strong, deep source base.

    · Help populate the SJ-R Facebook page and Twitter feeds.

    · As NSE, slot stories, edit copy and write headlines, ship content to central design desk and monitor/check pages as they come back for prepress. Ship content to online. Troubleshoot as needed.

    · All other duties as assigned.


    · College degree and minimum 3 years experience.

    · Strong reporting and writing skills.

    · Experience as a night sports editor and running the desk.

    · Solid understanding of AP style. Knowledge of the Springfield community and surrounding areas a plus.

    · Good verbal and written communication skills.

    · Good time management skills.

    · Able to learn current processing and operating platforms (training will be provided).

    · High comfort level with and demonstrated ability using social media.

    · Detail- and deadline-oriented with proven ability to multi-task.

    · Valid driver’s license and proof of a good driving record.

    The State Journal-Register currently offers the following benefits:

    Vacation: Prorated 10 days for remaining 2014 plan year. Thereafter 10 days per year.

    Health Insurance: Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Plans (Basic and Enhanced).

    Dental Insurance: MetLife

    Vision: Vision Service Plan

    Life Insurance: Mutual of Omaha

    401(k): First of the month following 30 days of employment

    Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, writing clips and digital work to metro editor Jim Ruppert at jim.ruppert@sj-r.com.
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