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Company: Saint Paul Pioneer Press
Position:
Minnesota Twins reporter
Location:
Minnesota
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
February 7, 2013
Job ID: 1459585

Description:

Position Summary:  Lead reporter covering the Minnesota Twins baseball 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. Cover the vast majority of the 162 Twins regular-season games and spring training, significant off-season news and playoff games, if applicable.  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 TwinCities.com 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 Twins. 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 daily deadline experience covering professional or major college sports. Experience covering baseball  -- especially major league baseball --  is preferred.  An intense knowledge of major league baseball is required.

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

 

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