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Company: Star Democrat (ADP Media of Chesapeake)
Position:
Are you an ace Sports Reporter?
Location:
Easton, Maryland
Job Status:  Full-time
Salary:  $25,000 to $30,000
Website: http://www.stardem.com/

Description:

Description:
The Star Democrat, a newspaper covering Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne's, Dorchester and Kent counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, has an opening for a full-time sports reporter. This position will cover local high school and youth sports for both online coverage and a six-day-a-week print product, including writing stories and taking photographs, and assisting with assigning stories to pagination for page layout and copy editing page proofs.
To apply, please e-mail a résumé and cover letter to jgriep@stardem.com.
 
Duties
• Write sports content for the Star Democrat, which covers area high schools, youth sports and Chesapeake College
• Photograph all games covered and schedule/shoot photos for feature stories
• Post content to StarDem.com, including night and weekend coverage
• Update social media accounts, especially Twitter, when handling night and weekend site coverage
• Possible writing of a periodic sports column

Qualifications
• A journalism degree or its equivalent
• Sports writing experience, college graduates must have clips from college newspaper or internship
• Knowledge about all high school sports; familiarity with Maryland high school divisions a plus
• Must have sports photography experience and be able to provide examples
• Proficiency in AP style
• Excellent communication skills, especially with the public and sources
• Experience building relationships with coaches/players/sources
• Familiarity with content management systems
• All applicants must provide their own transportation and be willing to work nights and weekends.

The Star Democrat is an equal-opportunity employer.

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