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Utah Jazz beat writer | The Deseret News

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by MiamiBoy, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Member

    Link to apply:
    Digital Sports Writer covering the Utah Jazz - Salt Lake City, UT

    The Deseret News seeks an energetic and dynamic digital journalist to cover the Utah Jazz and the National Basketball Association.

    This job will challenge you to ...
    • Compete and break through in an active sports media market
    • Build trust with a passionate fanbase and meet its appetite for news and analysis
    • Work with web producers and editors to grow audience
    • Recognize and adapt to trends in digital sports journalism
    • Cultivate a trusted network of sources
    • Interact with Jazz players and management to find breaking news and in-depth stories
    • Collaborate with and provide direction to colleagues who assist in covering the Jazz and the NBA
    • Be consistently engaged on social media, interacting with NBA influencers and fans

    You're a good fit if you are ...

    • Passionate and knowledgable about the NBA and its franchises, coaches, players, history and trends
    • Both fast and accurate
    • Resourceful in giving context to and providing analysis for breaking news
    • Able to build stories throughout a news cycle, developing them from breaking news briefs to in-depth perspective pieces
    • Willing to experiment with new storytelling formats
    • Good at developing relationships
    • Able to thrive on the rigors of an NBA travel schedule
    • Capable of producing stories that move the needle and bring in new audience
    You're an even better fit if you ...
    • Focus almost exclusively on a digital audience
    • Have experience working in NBA locker rooms
    • Hold a degree in journalism or media studies
    • Are comfortable with change and can adapt to a consistently evolving media landscape
    • Have multiple years of experience working in a newsroom
    • Can write killer longform features while covering the beat like a blanket
    • Are able to name the NBA's all-time assists leader, its No. 2 all-time scorer and the man traded to Philadelphia for Jeff Hornacek in 1994
    • Can't wait to step into Madison Square Garden with a press credential
    • Want to win
  2. Tom Ato

    Tom Ato Member

    I hate to admit I know so little about this paper.

    Does anyone else on the board have thoughts on this job/the paper in general?
  3. wfl

    wfl New Member

    Don't know much either, but know Jody Genessy did a nice job on this beat for a number of years. Believe he's still at the paper but moved to a more GA role.
  4. Tom Ato

    Tom Ato Member

    Link to apply for the position takes you to a page where it says the position is closed.

    So I assume they filled it in-house.
  5. valpo87

    valpo87 Member

    Either that or they have a list of finalists and do not need more applicants.
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