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Company: Saint Paul Pioneer Press
Minnesota Wild Beat reporter
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 7, 2013
Job ID: 1459577


Position Summary:  Lead reporter covering the Minnesota Wild hockey team. Duties include but are not limited to breaking news, game stories, notebooks, features, enterprise, investigative, podcasts, blogs, social networking and helping out on other beats/GA when necessary.

Major Functions: 1. Take the lead role in covering all aspects of the Wild, with a heavy emphasis on regularly breaking news and providing distinctive, high-impact enterprise. 2. First and foremost, be first and accurate and professional with breaking news concerning the team. 3. Post all developments online first, as quickly as possible. 4. Work with in providing unique content, including blogs, social networking, podcasts and video. 5. Produce regular enterprise stories, making certain to help plan for graphics, photos, charts and other display elements. 6. Be creative, original and imaginative, producing work that is smart and unique in the marketplace. 7. Take initiative, showing ability to anticipate and plan ahead for coverage. 8. Maintain strong, regular communication with other reporters on and off the beat and with editors so that story ideas can be executed quickly and efficiently and there is no overlap. 9. Develop sources in and around the team and the league who can provide inside information on the Wild. 10. Meet deadlines and assigned story lengths. 11. Contribute interpretation or analysis to facts and news events. 12. Work with only general supervision. 13 Conduct investigative interviews. 14. Have the ability to follow a story and develop it. 15. Use independent judgment and direction.

Education: A four-year college degree is preferred.

Experience: In most cases, the job requires a daily deadline experience covering major professional or major college sports, preferably the National Hockey League. An intense knowledge of the NHL is required.

To apply:  Send resume, cover letter, 5-7 examples of your work, and references to Mike Bass at

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