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Company: Capital Newspapers
Regional Sports Reporter
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 19, 2013
Job ID: 1476578


Capital Newspapers Portage Division seeks a full-time regional sports reporter to join the coverage team for its publications and websites located in Sauk, Columbia and Juneau counties (in Wisconsin). The position will be based in Baraboo, Wis., about 40 miles north of Madison. Candidates who choose to live in Baraboo or the immediate area (15 to 20 miles) will receive preferential consideration.

 Our newspapers focus on local high school and college sports and local recreational sports (youth and adult). Our location produces five hyper-local newspapers: the six-day Baraboo News Republic, the twice-weekly Wisconsin Dells Events, Reedsburg Times-Press and Juneau County Star-Times, and the weekly Sauk Prairie Eagle. Each publication also provides robust online coverage through, and social media. We also provide regular backup coverage and statistical support for sister newspapers in the region, including the Wisconsin State Journal and others.

The successful candidate will provide coverage for multiple newspapers within the division as a matter of course. The focus will be on teamwork, collaboration, organization and pitching in across multiple publications. We value a candidate who can be depended upon to satisfactorily and creatively complete assigned tasks with a minimum of hand-holding.

Reporting, writing and photography will be focal points of the position. The successful candidate should be well-versed with camera and computer use. Line editing and page proofing will be a secondary but regular part of weekly duties. The successful candidate should have a firm understanding of journalistic ethics, AP style, accuracy, sports rules and concepts, statistics-keeping, interviewing skills and relationship-building with sources.

To be considered for the position, applicants must apply online at
NOTE: Applicants who do not complete the online application portion will not be considered for the position.

Additionally, please send no more than five writing and five photography samples to Art Kabelowsky, regional sports editor, No telephone calls, please. The application deadline is March 28, 2013.

Baraboo News Republic, 714 Matts Ferry Road, Baraboo, WI 53913
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Pre-employment drug testing applies 

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