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State college reporter, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Little Rock

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Jason Yates, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Jason Yates

    Jason Yates New Member

    If you love sports, love writing and love the print newspaper, this is the place for you.

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette — the statewide newspaper located in Little Rock with a daily circulation of about 120,000 and Sunday of 210,000 — is seeking a talented sports reporter to cover and keep the pulse of athletics at Arkansas State University, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff.

    In past years, our previous beat writers traveled to New Orleans to cover the Sun Belt men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, to Denver to chronicle No. 12 seed UALR’s first-round upset of No. 5 seed Purdue in the 2016 men’s NCAA Tournament, and to Orlando, Fla., for coverage of Arkansas State’s Cure Bowl victory over Central Florida.

    During football season, Arkansas State is the main objective of the beat writer. In basketball season, it is UALR.

    In the collegiate offseason, this position serves as the primary beat writer for the Arkansas Travelers, a Class AA baseball affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.

    Applicants should have strong reporting skills, a commitment to accuracy, an ability to adjust to multiple deadlines and a dedication to knowing what is happening on their beat. This position is primarily a reporter, but the ability to pitch in with pagination and editing is a major plus. Writing for a digital world and social-media skills are good to have, but there's still a huge emphasis on the print product.

    Experienced and entry-level candidates are encouraged to apply. Out-of-state candidates will be considered.

    Little Rock is the capital city of Arkansas with a population of nearly 600,000 in the metro area. There are plenty of entertainment options inside the city, and various state parks and outdoor activities are within an hour’s drive. The area has a little something for everyone.

    Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and five writing samples to Assistant Sports Editor Jason Yates at jyates@arkansasonline.com, or mail your material to 121 E. Capitol Ave., Little Rock AR, 72201, attention Jason Yates. References will be needed upon request. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.
     
  2. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    Also must love driving.

    (It sounds like a lovely job)
     
  3. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    FTFY
     
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