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Twins beat writer, St. Paul, MN

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member


    Position Summary: Lead reporter covering the Minnesota Twins baseball team. Duties include but are not limited to breaking news, game stories, notebooks, features, enterprise, investigative, podcasts, blogs, social networking and helping out on other beats/GA when necessary.

    Major Functions: 1. Cover the vast majority of the 162 Twins regular-season games and spring training, significant off-season news and playoff games, if applicable. 2. First and foremost, be first and accurate and professional with breaking news concerning the team. 3. Post all developments online first, as quickly as possible. 4. Work with TwinCities.com in providing unique content, including blogs, social networking, podcasts and video. 5. Produce regular enterprise stories, making certain to help plan for graphics, photos, charts and other display elements. 6. Be creative, original and imaginative, producing work that is smart and unique in the marketplace. 7. Take initiative, showing ability to anticipate and plan ahead for coverage. 8. Maintain strong, regular communication with other reporters on and off the beat and with editors so that story ideas can be executed quickly and efficiently and there is no overlap. 9. Develop sources in and around the team and the league who can provide inside information on the Twins. 10. Meet deadlines and assigned story lengths. 11. Contribute interpretation or analysis to facts and news events. 12. Work with only general supervision. 13 Conduct investigative interviews. 14. Have the ability to follow a story and develop it. 15. Use independent judgment and direction.

    Education: A four-year college degree is preferred.

    Experience: In most cases, the job requires daily deadline experience covering professional or major college sports. Experience covering baseball -- especially major league baseball -- is preferred. An intense knowledge of major league baseball is required.

    To apply: Send resume, cover letter, 5-7 examples of your work, and references to Mike Bass at mbass@pioneerpress.com.
  2. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Well-Known Member

    Interesting that the Pioneer Press needs a Wild beat writer and a Twins beat writer. Who left?
  3. Norrin Radd

    Norrin Radd New Member

    Chris Snow.

  4. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    Ben Goessling had covered both Twins and Wild but moved to the Vikings job. Interesting they're replacing one person with two.
  5. Not to be dense, but how do you cover both an NHL beat and an MLB beat? That seems impossible, even in our brave new world of doing more with less.
  6. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    I believe he was actually No. 2 on Twins so he wasn't the guy. I imagine they also had someone who did some Wild. So doable but challenging.
  7. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Women need not apply.

  8. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Changing beat assignments constitutes discrimination?
  9. Think a bit harder.
  10. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Uh... did anyone see the date on that story?
  11. Uncle.Ruckus

    Uncle.Ruckus Guest

    Same guy involved -- Mike Bass. I've heard not too flattering things about him from others, as well.
  12. ColeClaybourn

    ColeClaybourn New Member

    I thought this sounded like a good job for someone wanting to get into covering MLB. So this Bass guy isn't good to work for?
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