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Weber State beat writer — The Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah)

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    The Standard-Examiner is immediately hiring for a sports reporter to cover Weber State University athletics.

    The right person for this job doesn’t think about the beat as just being a sports expert and covering games. Yes, it’s a given that tracking historical trends, roster movements and recruiting is an important part of the job, but the person we want to hire has demonstrated he or she can discover and tell engaging, memorable stories about players, coaches and a community.

    We are the sole media organization to provide daily and in-depth coverage of Weber State sports. We ask our WSU reporter to tell stories in innovative, digital-first ways, without forsaking the print readers who depend on knowledgeable and practical coverage of their Wildcats.

    This person can expect, on a daily basis, to work with the sports editor to plan coverage and map out great stories, as well as pushing to try new things and experimenting in social media, multimedia and projects.

    We have a goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff, committed to storytelling in a multicultural environment.


    • Sound news judgment

    • Ability to think quickly and ethically

    • Clean copy (AP Style is required) especially against hard, nighttime deadlines
    • Newsroom experience and a bachelor’s degree in journalism or a related field

    • Ability and zest for using social media for finding stories, making genuine connections and growing a loyal audience

    • Highly organized — this person keeps track of multiple Division I programs

    • Demonstrated professional use of social media, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter
    Bonus if you have demonstrated ability in video production, photography, podcasting or other multimedia and/or newfangled digital skills.

    The Standard-Examiner is a daily newspaper in Ogden, Utah, situated along the Wasatch Front mountains — think the skiing of Park City or Salt Lake City without the stupidly high cost of living.

    This is a full-time position with benefits (medical, dental, 401k, etc). The job mostly requires evening/nighttime and Saturday shifts, plus some travel.

    Send a cover letter, resume and/or a link to a portfolio and published examples of your work to sports editor Brett Hein at bhein@standard.net with the subject "WSU Sports Reporter."

    JournalismJobs.com - Job Listing - College sports reporter
  2. seadji

    seadji New Member

    I applied the day after the opening was posted but haven't heard back yet. Any insight as to where the hiring process is at?
  3. studthug12

    studthug12 Active Member

  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Can you be there to cover the spring game?
  5. seadji

    seadji New Member

    Might take some creativity, but if it was the difference I'd make it work.
  6. ApplesCrider

    ApplesCrider New Member

    I applied the same day it went up and I haven’t heard anything back, either. I even sent a follow up email.
    C Jackson Cowart likes this.
  7. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Continuing to resist the temptation to engage in our normal snark here.
    twinsfan1424 and Liut like this.
  8. TGO157

    TGO157 Active Member

    The more you talk about how you applied, the more likely Weber State is of making a run in the NCAA tournament. It's science, guys.
  9. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Why? Ogden is 84.04% white, 1.83% black, 1.43% Asian. o_O
  10. Ice9

    Ice9 Active Member

    You should follow up with Damian Lillard and see if he has any pull
    Liut likes this.
  11. daytonadan1983

    daytonadan1983 Active Member

    Loved working part-time for these guys...even had a Weber-BYU game when Lillard torched Jimmer.
  12. ApplesCrider

    ApplesCrider New Member

    Thanks for the tip. I’ll make sure to do so.
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