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Company: The Daily News / Lee Enterprises
Position:
Prep Sports Reporter
Location:
Longview, Washington St.
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  Negotiable
Website: http://www.tdn.com/workhere

Description:

The Daily News in Longview, Wash., seeks a talented journalist to take over its prep sports beat. This is an entry-level position tailor-made for an up-and-coming reporter ready to sink their teeth into a prep sports scene rich in history, rivalry and passion. The ideal candidate must have strong writing skills, a thorough understanding of AP style, the initiative to develop reports without direction, and solid news judgment. The last two reporters to fill this position moved on to jobs with major metro dailies.

 The prep sports reporter will be counted on to produce content for The Daily News’ Preps+ print and digital products, including three seasonal special sections, a weekly Preps+ feature page and the TDN +Blog. This depth of production requires someone capable of writing clear, concise stories on tight deadlines in addition to in-depth features, enterprise pieces and columns. Daily deadline experience is a pre-requisite and clips should demonstrate a wide range of sports coverage and storytelling.

 This position demands strong organizational skills, priority setting and contact building within the sports community. Reporters must be social network savvy and motivated. Experience in newspaper design, photography and video is a bonus. Reliable transportation and the willingness to work evenings and weekends are required in order to cover games throughout the year. Applicants should have sports writing experience, a comprehensive knowledge of a multitude of sports and a bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.

We are a drug-free workplace and all applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen and background check prior to commencing employment. This position requires proof of auto insurance and a valid driver's license.

As part of Lee Enterprises, The Daily News offers a full benefits package along with a professional and comfortable work environment.

To learn more about The Daily News and to apply for this position, please log onto http://www.tdn.com/workhere. A cover letter, resume and clips (no more than five) must be included with your application to be considered.  


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