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Yankees Beat Reporter for NJ.com

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by HappyCurmudgeon, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. From journalismjobs.com


    NJ Advance Media is a new digitally focused media company providing content, sales and marketing services for the most popular sources of news and information in New Jersey, including NJ.com and The Star-Ledger. We are dedicated to serving the people and businesses of New Jersey with top-quality journalism and marketing solutions across our leading print and digital platforms.

    We have multiple opportunities in content, sales and marketing. If you're a creative, motivated and entrepreneurial team player who thrives in a highly collaborative work environment, we want you to join our company. The ideal candidate embraces the rapidly evolving media landscape and thrives in a culture of innovation.

    If you're an ultra-competitive, driven reporter who wants to work in the country's leading media market covering one of the premier sports beats in the country, NJ Advance Media wants to hear from you. As one of two reporters assigned to the Yankees, you will be responsible for generating exclusive content and reacting to breaking news. Our writers develop content on a continuous, digital-first news cycle, while also tackling trending topics and writing enterprise stories. You will create stories and videos and post across multiple digital platforms. You will partner with one other beat reporter assigned to the Yankees, giving you an opportunity to develop sources and deepen contacts on and around the team. This is a position for a seasoned reporter with a phone/Rolodex full of contacts -- someone who brings a proven record of breaking news and developing sources on a major college or professional sports beat.

    To be a good fit for this opportunity you should have:
    Five or more years of sports reporting experience at a daily newspaper, television station or online news or sports agency, with proven ability in reporting and writing; a background covering professional baseball or a major college baseball program is preferred
    A bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field, or equivalent experience
    A clearly defined track record of breaking news in real time and across multiple platforms
    The ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors
    Mastery of all relevant social media platforms and experience with search engine optimization (SEO) practice
    Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience through blogging, social media and online comments
    The ability to work closely with another reporter, sharing the success and building our coverage together
    The ability to work independently and prioritize tasks appropriately under deadline pressure
    Click the "Apply" button for further details...
    NJ Advance Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.

    NJ Advance Media endeavors to make NJ.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact tdavis@dtoolbox.com.


    We want you to be as selective as we are! For a detailed "Insider's View" of this position and to submit your resume, please visit the following URL:


    If the link does not work, simply copy the complete URL and paste it into your browser's address line.


    Additional keywords: Sports Journalism, MLB beat writer, NY Yankees, Sports Reporter
  2. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Are all the beat writers committing suicide after Jeter retires?
  3. mark.emery.1018

    mark.emery.1018 New Member

    This is to replace Jorge Castillo, who moved to The Washington Post to cover the Wizards.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting. Where is Michael Lee going?
  5. Michael Lee was promoted to NBA writer.
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Good for him. And the Post just added Chuck Culpepper - that Amazon cash is doing good things for them, I suppose. Nice to see a paper growing and growing with qualify folks.
  7. mark.emery.1018

    mark.emery.1018 New Member

    Anyone hear anything about this one?
  8. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Buried the lede a little, putting the job in the third graf!

  9. fleishman

    fleishman Active Member

    I did a phone interview with some guy in the HR firm they hired but that was back on Sept. 30, no indication of anything else since then.
  10. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Hey Fleishman:

    If there is any way you can do it, check with someone on the staff at NJ Advance Media and sell yourself that way. The recruiting services used by most Advance properties are clueless. I oughta know, I've been through the process. :)
  11. OceanLottery

    OceanLottery Member

    Kevin Manahan is the guy to reach out to.
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