Sports Reporter

York News Times   york, NE   Full-time     Publishing
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Posted on February 11, 2021

The York News-Times Sports Reporter uses basic facts to develop compelling, timely and well-sourced stories that accurately reflect the nature of the community or beat the reporter covers.  This should be a combination of daily stories and projects undertaken in conjunction with a supervisor.  A Sports Reporter also ensures that photo and graphics assignments are filed early in the information gathering process and that presentation elements are considered for each story.  A Sports Reporter is an entry level position that requires a bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or equivalent experience.  One to two years experience at a smaller newspaper is preferred.  Internships at larger papers and strong college newspaper experience will be highly considered.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  1. Generate, report and write stories as assigned by Sports Editor with primary focus on sports events.
  2. Take photos of sports events, teams, etc…as needed and assigned for publication in print and web.
  3. Write a weekly column for the sports section with a primary, but not exclusive, focus being of sports in nature
  4. Write special section stories as assigned.
  5. Write sports news updates for website.
  6. Use social media to promote stories, attract audience and cover brea king news.
  7. Works with others to develop visual and multimedia elements to go with stories.
  8. On-site, regular and reliable attendance is required.
  9. Safely drive to and from various locations.