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Sports reporter | Waseca County News (Waseca, MN)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by MiamiBoy, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Active Member

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - Sports Reporter

    This position will be responsible for preparing stories, taking photographs and preparing video and multimedia material for both the print edition and the online edition. Using social media will also be an important component of this position. This position includes game coverage, features and statistics. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, possess effective writing skills and be familiar with social media. Candidate should also be able to cultivate solid relationships with coaches and other sources. Position will base out of the regional office.

    Job Requirements

    · Writing sports stories for both print and online

    · Interviewing athletes and coaches at local high school and college levels

    · Correction work on print deadlines

    · Photographing and videoing local sporting events

    · Using social media to keep readers informed and involved

    · Posting content to website

    Minimum Requirement

    The successful candidate will have a minimum of 2+ years of experience in the print and internet media industry.

    Technology Skills

    · Proficiency in Microsoft Office or word processing programs.

    · Writing and editing skills and AP Style required.

    · Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop a plus.

    · Ability to learn other relevant software programs is important.

    Bachelor's degree or related areas of equivalency


    For immediate consideration, please send resume, cover letter, and 3-4 examples of your writing to Jeffrey Jackson, Managing Editor, at jjackson@owatonna.com

    The fringe benefits include medical (split between employer and employee), dental and vision options (employee paid). There are three company-sponsored benefits, including short-term disability, long-term disability and a term life insurance policy. The company pays for these six major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day). In addition, employees accrue 3.33 hours of paid leave per pay period in the first year of employment (80 hours) and increasing to 5.0 hours per pay period (120 hours) after their one-year anniversary of employment. The company has the option of making a discretionary match to the 401K retirement plan after year’s end.
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