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Vikings beat at Pi Press open

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Chest Rockwell, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Chest Rockwell

    Chest Rockwell New Member

    Job Title: Vikings beat reporter
    Job Group: Professional
    FLSA Non-Exempt
    Department: Newsroom
    Immediate Supervisor's Title: Senior Editor/Sports Mike Bass (x 5108)
    Last Updated: July 6, 2010 2:34 PM
    Position Summary:

    Full-time reporter covering the Minnesota Vikings football team. Duties include but are not limited to breaking news, game stories, notebooks, features, enterprise, podcasts, blogs and social networking.
    Major Functions: 1. Cover Vikings games and offseason while keeping an eye on the rest of the NFL and trend stories. 2. First and foremost, be first and accurate and professional with breaking news concerning the team. 3. Produce regular enterprise stories, making certain to help plan for graphics, photos, charts and other display elements. 4. Be creative, original and imaginative, producing work that is smart and unique in the marketplace. 5. Take initiative, showing ability to anticipate and plan ahead for coverage. 6. 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. 7. Cooperate with twincities.com in providing breaking news coverage and other unique content, including blogs, social networking and podcasts. 8. Develop sources in and around the team and the league who can provide inside information on the Vikings. 9. Meet deadlines and assigned story lengths. 10. Contribute interpretation or analysis to facts and news events. 11. Work with only general supervision. 12 Conduct investigative interviews. 13. Have the ability to follow a story and develop it. 14. Use independent judgment and direction.
    Education: The job requires an intense knowledge of the NFL and in most cases requires a four-year college degree.
    Experience: In most cases, the job requires daily deadline experience covering professional or major college sports.
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Mike Bass is still there? Unfuckingbelievable.
     
  3. esport12

    esport12 Member

    Who left?
     
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Elaborate, please.
     
  5. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Rick Alonzo is leaving. His wife got a good job in Florida and they're moving there.
     
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Pretty tough less than a month before the start of training camp.
     
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Job is a major springboard. Led to gigs at The Denver Post and later ESPN and the Chicago Sun-Times.
     
  8. Homeboy got an e-mail address or sumthin'?
     
  9. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    It took me two minutes to find it on the Pioneer Press website. I guess that eliminates you for the job.
     
  10. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    The Titanic was a major springboard into whatever lifeboats were available. Especially for that damn Billy Zane.
     
  11. alanpagerules

    alanpagerules Member

    Well, I've looked on their site and haven't seen the opening. Anyone know where it really is posted?
     
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Well, Bill Williamson and Sean Jensen have done quite well after the Pioneer Press.
     
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