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UW Football Beat Writer - Madison, WI

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Zads07, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Zads07

    Zads07 Member

    From jjobs.com

    Company: Wisconsin State Journal
    UW Badger football beat reporter
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Website: http://www.madison.com

    The Wisconsin State Journal, the state’s leading newspaper for coverage of University of Wisconsin sports, seeks a full-time reporter to cover the Badgers football team. This reporter must be able to break news online, write compelling news and game stories on tight AM deadlines, produce unique content for multiple Web platforms, and deliver enterprise and magazine-style pieces that give readers new insight and perspective on the highest-profile sports program in Madison.

    The successful candidate will be well-versed with social media, able to engage readers through blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, live chats and video. In addition, the successful candidate will have a strong understanding of journalistic ethics, AP style, accuracy, sports rules and concepts, statistics-keeping, interviewing skills and relationship-building with sources.

    To be considered for the position, applicants must have at least three years of reporting experience, preferably on a college football beat. Applicants must apply online at http://bit.ly/1E0x39T or at http://jobs.capitalnewspapers.com. Enter as a potential employee and search for jobs in Madison, WI. No phone calls or emails, please.

    In addition to a resume with references, please provide five samples of your work, and a cover letter answering the following questions: What have you done to increase creativity on your beat? What have you done to engage your audience? What areas of our coverage could be improved?

    The application deadline is Jan. 28, 2015.

    Wisconsin State Journal

    1901 Fish Hatchery Road

    Madison, WI 53713

    Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

    Pre-employment drug testing applies
  2. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Member

    Wow. Yeah this is a must apply for me.
  3. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    With the application date past, wondering if anyone heard any updates on this one.
  4. Ryan Holmgren

    Ryan Holmgren Member

  5. lantaur

    lantaur Active Member

    "Filled" by keeping the guy they "temporarily" promoted there. This happens so often, yes?
  6. Ryan Holmgren

    Ryan Holmgren Member

    Permanently filled, I suppose.
  7. TGO157

    TGO157 Member

    Does that mean a preps position is coming open there?
  8. Madison Sports

    Madison Sports New Member

    Yes. Will be posted next week. 30 hours, all writing/multimedia, no desk work. From columns to gamers to issues to features to blogs. Key preps position (with big shoes to fill).
  9. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Active Member

    If it were truly a key preps position, it'd be full time.

    In all seriousness, I hope an enterprising newcomer jumps on it and does a bang up job. Just rubs me the wrong way when I see publications hype up a position and then say, "Oh, it's not full time".
  10. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    I do think the same thing, Solo. Why isn't this a full-time position? Just curious.
  11. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    The more news organizations shift to a digital focus, fewer resources will be used on preps. Outside of the south, web readership for preps isn't good in most markets. Not enough ROI for a lot of papers to throw more money at it than they have to.
  12. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Which is really funny, because preps are a major focus at our shop. Just us, though. :)
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