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Sports reporter -- The (Hilton Head Island/Beaufort, SC) Island Packet

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. The Island Packet and the Beaufort Gazette seek a sportswriter to join one of the best staffs of its size in the country. The ability to write well and on deadline is a must. So are time-management skills and enterprise. The job entails occasional design and copy-desk work, so familiarity with InDesign is an advantage, though not mandatory.

    Candidates should have a college degree, know AP style, and be able to meet the demands of online news-gathering and social media, as well as the motivation to produce effective multimedia journalism. Two or more years of daily newspaper experience is preferred. In return, you will get guidance from experienced newsroom leaders, a work environment that encourages creativity and innovation, and a salary and benefits package above the industry standard.

    Our sports department has consistently been recognized by APSE in both section and writing competitions. Our print product has strong market penetration, and our website has a growing audience with traffic that exceeds our market competitors.

    Professional and amateur golf figure prominently in local coverage, as does tennis. Prep sports are the staple of our coverage, though, and provide the basis of our beat structure. There are six public high schools and four private high schools in our primary coverage area.

    To apply, please provide the following:

    • A one-page cover letter.
    • A one-page resume.
    • Electronic versions of five to 10 published articles. Please include the name of the editor for each article. PDFs of printed pages are greatly preferred to website links. The ideal sample package demonstrates polished writing, as well as an ability to report on hard-news topics, write on deadline and produce enterprise.
    • Contact information for three to five references. These can be included on the resume or on a separate enclosure. References will not be contacted until the applicant has been notified of our intent to do so.

    The above should be emailed to mmccombs@islandpacket.com or snail-mailed to:

    Mike McCombs
    Sport Editor
    The Island Packet / The BeaufortGazette
    P.O. Box 5727
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29938

    We will send a reply email acknowledging receipt of your application materials. No phone inquiries, please.

  2. dirtybird

    dirtybird Active Member

    These people are good at what they do. Young writers, take note.
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