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Company: Chillicothe Gazette
Position:
Tell great stories, that just happen to be about sports
Location:
Ohio
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 29, 2013
Job ID: 1479346

Description:

CHILLICOTHE GAZETTE MEDIA – SPORTS REPORTER

 

Chillicothe Gazette Media has an immediate opening for a full-time Sports Reporter.  The Sports Reporter is tasked with producing routine daily print and online content primarily concerning sports, athletes and related issues and, as needed, general news. Work must be accurate and completed according to set deadlines. This process may involve collecting basic information, interviewing individuals, writing breaking, in-depth, feature, and project stories and contributing to video reports. The position requires use of social media and new technologies to quickly share sports news and game events online.  It will include the acquisition or development of data (sports statistics) to be entered with software for publication with stories and online. Stories will need to be completed under tight time restraints and for specific target audiences. Works to ensure Gannett programs such as Information Center, Real Life/Real News, mainstreaming/diversity and defending the First Amendment are reflected in the company’s products.

Requirements:

  • College Degree required; Journalism Major/Sports Reporting preferred
  • Typing, computer experience including Word, Excel, and general knowledge of database computer programs.
  • Internet research capabilities; phone skills.
  • Knowledge of sports, including game rules, strategies and statistics. Excellent grammar and spelling abilities, accuracy, attention to detail, customer/client relations, organization and time management, problem solving, communication. 
  • Must be dependable and able to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; and able to handle a variety of assignments.
  • Knowledgeable in using online social media such as Twitter, Facebook, blogging, etc. 
  • Valid driver’s license required; must meet minimum state insurance requirements.   

We offer: Competitive salaries, health care, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending account, 401k and stock; paid vacation and personal time and sick leave for full-time positions. Pre-employment drug testing and a background screening are required. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value the benefits of diversity in our workplace including veterans and applicants with disabilities.

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