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Sports Reporter - Valley, Ala.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports Reporter

    The Valley Times-News has an immediate opening for a sports reporter and is looking for an energetic, self-starter to cover local sports. Valley Newsmedia, LLC is looking for someone who has a passion for athletics to cover seven local high schools, a local college and youth sports in Chambers County, Alabama. The chosen candidate will need to be comfortable with everything from heartwarming feature stories to game stories written on deadline. This position will include night and weekend work.

    This position will also include work for Valley Newsmedia’s bimonthly magazine, Valley Living, and the responsibility of helping to grow The Valley Times-News’ social media audience.

    A Boone Newspaper affiliate, Valley Newsmedia, LLC offers a competitive salary, benefits and excellent opportunities to advance. Candidates must be able to generate compelling and accurate content very quickly as well as have the ability to report on a wide range of subjects covered by our community newspapers. Candidates should have experience in finding and writing compelling, in-depth stories, have a work record that demonstrates the ability to meet deadlines, be able to write basic news or breaking stories quickly as well as in-depth articles on a variety of topics.

    This multi-faceted opportunity offers journalists an opportunity to work in multiple areas of the industry, contributing to a daily newspaper, web and social media. With ample room for advancement, this reporter will join an extremely talented team of news reporters to produce an array of popular products.

    Please send your resume, cover letter and work examples to daniel.evans@lagrangenews.com.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications

    Recommended skills

    Proven reporting, writing and editing skills

    Pagination experience, or use of Adobe InDesign

    Advanced skills with Microsoft Word, Acrobat and Gmail

    Knowledge of AP style

    Ability to develop relationships with community leaders, news sources

    Proficiency with social media applications, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

    Experience with content generating websites like WordPress

    Ability to contribute story ideas

    Ability to shoot quality photographs as needed

    Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite products (including InDesign and Photoshop) is a plus
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