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Yankees beat reporter | New Jersey Advance Media

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by MiamiBoy, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. MiamiBoy

    MiamiBoy Active Member

    Yankees Beat Reporter in Iselin, NJ

    New Jersey Advance Media is in search of an aggressive beat reporter to cover the New York Yankees. The reporter must be ready for the demands of covering a Major League Baseball team in the most competitive media market in the country. The reporter will have experience on a pro or college sports beat, with a proven ability to break news, develop sources, react quickly and engage readers on social media. The reporter should be able to handle the challenges of daily beat coverage while also developing longer-term enterprise projects. The Yankees is a two-reporter beat, so teamwork is crucial.

    NJ Advance Media, N.J.'s largest and most influential news organization, provides content for NJ.com, The Star-Ledger and our other affiliated papers. Our digital-first newsroom values innovation, voice, competition and, most importantly, a shared passion for journalism. Our teams have won three Pulitzer Prizes, 20 NY Emmy Awards for our video work and virtually every major award that recognizes excellence in News, Sports, Features and Data journalism.

    Job functions:

    • Provide reporting and analysis
    • Contribute to the department's traffic and enterprise goals
    • Report and create journalistically sound digital posts that are balanced and factual, timely and topical, and well-sourced
    • Use effective techniques of digital journalism: frequent posting, appropriate aggregation, engaging readers on social media, and monitoring traffic to better understand what is connecting with readers
    • Work as a teammate on a dual beat, while also having the ability to work independently and remotely
    • Self-publish articles, photos and videos, and be able to learn the Arc publishing system or any future CMS

    Required Education, Experience and Skills:

    • Bachelor's degree in Journalism or Communications or related field required
    • Minimum 2 years of pro or college sports beat experience, with demonstrated reporting, writing and organizational skills
    • Proven experience building, maintaining and engaging an active audience for a top-tier professional or college sports team
    • Ability to work independently under deadline pressure and prioritize tasks appropriately
    • Experience with search engine optimization practices
    • Experience using social media to source and promote content
    • Demonstrated capability to react quickly and deliver audience as news breaks on the beat
    • Understanding of the methods and tools used to deliver content across a variety of platforms such as Moveable Type CMS,
    • Understanding the imperatives of multiple platforms -- desktop, mobile, etc.
    • Ability to leverage relationships with sources to deliver content that differentiates the organization from competitors
  2. Brandon Biskobing

    Brandon Biskobing New Member

    I don't see a link or e-mail address to apply
  3. SoloFlyer

    SoloFlyer Well-Known Member

    Click the blue link at the top of the post, create a profile, and apply.
  4. cake in the rain

    cake in the rain Active Member

    Maybe I missed it, but didn't this come open last October?
  5. BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo

    BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo Well-Known Member

    Tread very carefully here. The Star-Ledger days are long gone. The grand poobahs running NJ dot com are all about churning out click bait and winning the SEO wars.
    matt_garth, GBNF and MiamiBoy like this.
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Pitchers and catchers reporting as I type. This is being listed now? Or is it different with the big boy/girl jobs?
  7. cake in the rain

    cake in the rain Active Member

    I had some friends who fought in the SEO wars and never made it home.
  8. BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo

    BYH 2: Electric Boogaloo Well-Known Member

    I'll never forget their screams for their mothers.
  9. JPsT

    JPsT Member

    I think you mean 'SEO wars effects: Screams for mothers, seminars on algorithms and 10 more things survivors will never forget'
    Pilot and cake in the rain like this.
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Why are these teams always beating reporters?
  11. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

    Fake news------>bruise
  12. matt_garth

    matt_garth Active Member

    <blue>On the plus side, it's unlikely your copy will ever see an editor.</blue>
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