Sports Editor

Hometown News Limited Partnership, Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Date PostedDecember 29, 2017
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
Job StatusFull-time
Salary$25,000 to $30,000

The Lake Mills Leader and the Cambridge News/Deerfield Independent seek a regional sports editor for our local community newspapers.

We are a part of Hometown News Limited Partnership, publisher of nine community newspapers in beautiful southern Wisconsin.

This position, based in our Lake Mills office, serves as the sports editor for the Lake Mills Leader and the Cambridge News/Deerfield Independent.

Duties include:

  • Covering local sports stories, including high school athletic teams and tournaments, youth athletics, and other related events of interest in our readership area through reporting, photography, and writing sports stories.
  • Coordinate additional coverage through the use of freelance writers and photographers.
  • Produce the sports pages each week using InDesign and Photoshop software, including layout, design, writing headlines and cutlines, photo editing, and pagination.
  • Write feature stories and assist with news coverage, and layout/design of news or other pages as needed.

The successful candidate will have at least two years’ experience, a degree in journalism, communications or a related field, or a combination of experience and education that meets the requirements, as well as demonstrated proficiency in:

  • Exemplary people skills
  • Sports reporting, writing and editing skills
  • Photography skills
  • Page layout and design experience with InDesign and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word

We serve our readership audience through print newspapers, websites, feature sections and specialty magazines.

To apply, email your resume, cover letter and references to:

Chris Mertes, Executive Editor

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