Sports Writer Needed

Yuma Sun

Date Posted January 30, 2015
Location Yuma, Arizona
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://www.yumasun.com
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Description:

The Yuma Sun, an award-winning 20,000 circulation daily located on the Arizona/California/Mexico border, is accepting applications for a sports writer who is ready for the challenge of maintaining our excellent local sports coverage. The right candidate will be a talented journalist with a demonstrated ability to write and report. We'd like to find someone with two to three years of experience, but we are willing to train recent college graduates.

We do more than just write so you will be expected to occasionally design vibrant, reader-friendly pages, write clear and compelling headlines, be a sound editor of copy, handle social media posting and be able to shoot and edit video as we expand our online presence. You must be able to help execute a series of online sports initiatives and be able to work collaboratively with the other members of our newsroom. Our staff covers eight competitive high schools, a recently renovated race track, and Arizona Western, one of the premier junior colleges in the Southwest.  We also don't shy away from community sports, everything from 8-year-old MMA aces to 88-year-old golfers.

Our region offers immediate access to off-roading, hiking, camping, fishing and hunting. Housing prices are reasonable. We offer an exciting environment in which to continue to grow as a journalist and leader, as well as a variety of benefits such as health insurance and paid vacation time.

If you are up to the challenge, send us your resume and three to five clips to Sports Editor Grady Garrett at 2055 S. Arizona Ave., Yuma, AZ 85364 or ggarrett@yumasun.com. 

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SKILLS REQUIRED: 1. Journalism degree desirable, but related experience may substitute. 2. Ability to communicate fully in verbal and written English. Ability to communicate in Spanish not required but is a plus. 3. Ability to handle all tools of the position, including computers and computer programs. 4. Must have own transportation and current proof of insurance and valid Driver’s License. Must have reliable way to be contacted via telephone when not working

We are a drug-free workplace. 


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