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Company: Ledger-Enquirer
Position:
Sports Writer to cover Auburn football
Location:
Georgia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
June 10, 2013
Job ID: 1491374

Description:

The Ledger-Enquirer, a McClatchy-owned daily newspaper in Columbus, Ga., has an immediate opening for a sports writer to cover Auburn University football.

This is a true beat reporting job covering the SEC football powerhouse at home and on the road. We are looking for a reporter who is not afraid to aggressively cover one of the country's largest football programs.

The position is a combination of blogging at our popular wareagleextra.com blog, producing video and writing for the print edition of the newspaper.

In addition to covering the Auburn football team, this job will include covering SEC football recruiting, specifically Auburn, Alabama and Georgia, and major SEC news.

This reporter will be asked on occasion to help out in other areas such as covering a high school football game on Friday nights and other high school sports during their postseasons.

Columbus is a growing city that’s a 35-minute drive to Auburn, Ala., and a 90-minute drive to downtown Atlanta. It is home to Fort Benning, one of the largest army posts in the U.S., and is a business center with headquarters for major corporations such as Aflac Insurance, Synovus and TSYS (one of the world’s largest credit card processors).

The beat writer will live in Auburn or the surrounding area and is expected to work out of his or her home.

McClatchy is the nation's third-largest newspaper group. It emphasizes high journalistic standards and embraces an array of new strategies for serving online readers. Other McClatchy papers include The Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee, the (Fort Worth) Star- Telegram, The Kansas City Star, The Charlotte Observer and The (Raleigh) News & Observer.

We offer a competitive pay and benefits package.

It is our intention to quickly fill this job. Please e-mail only two items initially: a one-page cover letter and a one-page resume, to Marcia McAllister, assistant to the executive editor, at auburnposition@gmail.com .

The resume must include employment and educational history and the names and phone numbers of at least three references. If you do not want us to contact them until checking with you, make that clear on your resume.

The content of your letter and resume will be key in determining whether to proceed with your application.

Please do not send work samples until we ask for them. No telephone calls, please. 

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