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University of Michigan Beat Writer -- MLive

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by danielpaulling, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. Sports Reporter University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI

    Job Description
    MLive Media Group has an opening for a dream job covering the Michigan Wolverines football team. We are looking for a seasoned and open-minded beat reporter to join our team of Wolverines reporters for year-round coverage, with a focus on football. This position will work to stay ahead of the competition by breaking news, but also be able to look at the field in order to spot trends and introduce the players to our audience through features. Staying on top of every angle and local/national opinion on the Wolverines beat is a must. You will lead discussions with the audience, answer questions and comments, engage with social media - and possibly represent the company on TV or radio.


    • Bachelor's degree in Journalism or Communications or related field required
    • Minimum of 1 - 2 years of journalism experience with a proven ability in reporting and writing required
    • Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience
    • Ability to work under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately
    • Solid understanding of news writing, journalistic ethics and story structure
    • Experience with search engine optimization practices
    • Experience taking photo, recording audio and video with ability to edit
    • Experience with using social media to source and promote content a plus
    • Basic HTML or equivalent web language a plus
    • Demonstrated capability in capitalizing on high-value topics by engaging audiences in frequency and urgency
    • Understanding of the methods and tools used to deliver content across a variety of platforms such as Moveable Type CMS, SCC Budgeting and Archiving System, Smartphones
    • Understanding imperatives of multiple platforms -- print, mobile, Internet, etc.
    • Mastery of social media and digital interaction
    • Proven ability to utilize a broad set of tools to tell stories and engage the audience
    • Keeps abreast of industry advances and proactively considers new methods of reaching audiences including engaging, interactive and optimized product offerings
    1. Gather information and write journalistically sound news elements for use in all media platforms, existing and future, that is:
    • Balanced and factual
    • Timely and topical
    • Well-sourced and contextually correct
    • Frequent, incremental posting throughout the day
    • Story aggregation and topical link-posting
    • Monitoring and engaging in reader comment streams on Local Market Website impact pages
    • Elevating comments into new posts when appropriate
    • Interacting on social media platforms, with story shares, objective commentary, and promoting the news organization's content initiatives
    • Understanding and employing the means for monitoring audience interest and competitors' posting on your topic, including setting up Google alerts, Twitter and RSS feeds
    • Taking photographs and short video, and posting it to the web as well as uploading to any internal production systems
    • Using laptops and smartphones for remote web reporting
    • Using the Moveable Type content management system, and any future CMS
    1. Learn and employ all techniques for effective digital "beat-blogging" reporting across all platforms, including but not limited to:
    1. Work independently and remotely, while maintaining operational communication with editor and, when applicable, production center.
    2. Working knowledge and use of the hardware, software and cloud-based equipment and systems for direct-to-web production and engagement, including but not limited to:
    1. Understand our news organization's audience traffic tracking systems and analytical reports
    2. Other duties as assigned.
  2. crschanz

    crschanz New Member

    It appears this position has been filled?

  3. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

    Position was up for 0 business days, hope you guys jumped on it!
  4. Writer

    Writer Member

    The position has been on the company's website since June...
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