Newport News Times
Experienced self-starter to take care of our sports section in our area, where outdoor activities (hunting, fishing, kayaking, hiking and more) are as vital to readers as high school and other sports. Photography skills a must. Page layout and design abilities preferred.
General Expectations include but are not limited to the following:
Contact all coaches and players in a professional manner
Attend as many games as possible
Stories need to be written and edited by deadline
Need to work as both an individual in the sports editor role while also being able to work as part of the editorial team
Be willing to take suggestions regarding the vision for sports section
Make yourself a trusted member of the lincounty sports community
Include every school in the paper every week
At least 1 feature story each week
Rotate main feature from school to school
Outdoors information – fish reports, fish of the week
Offseason content – sporting events, outdoor features, coaches features
Athlete of the week
Previews in friday’s paper
Roundups in wednesday’s paper
Lots of photos and faces.
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