High Schools and Recruiting Editor

Gannett/The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi

Date PostedFebruary 07, 2018
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryNot Specified

Full disclosure: we’re not interested in high school sports coverage that’s dependent on who won, who lost and is stuck in 1995. The Clarion Ledger is the largest media organization in the state of Mississippi, and has built a state-wide reputation for covering high school sports well because we tell stories, and do it across multiple mediums. The next high schools and recruiting editor will be asked to continue that legacy, joining a sports department that is situated in the middle of the SEC and won 12 APSEs last year. We want someone who can develop and work sources to break news and find stories no one else has told. During football season you’ll need to write mobile-friendly game stories on deadline. Hopefully you have video experience. Multimedia experience is mandatory. This is a demanding position but it’s also rewarding: recent editors now cover Mississippi State for us as well as work for ESPN, Chicago Sun-Times, Detroit Free Press and the New Orleans Advocate.

We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status. Employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment, post-offer drug test and acceptable motor vehicle record.

Send a resume and clips, including multimedia examples, to sports editor Hugh Kellenberger at hkellenber@jackson.gannett.com. No phone calls.

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