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Company: Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
Position:
Sports Reporter
Location:
Maine
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
October 1, 2013
Job ID: 1524172

Description:

 

The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram is seeking an outstanding, accomplished reporter to cover local sports. We need a talented, curious, motivated reporter who can produce a mix of game stories, strong news features, lively enterprise pieces, compelling narratives and investigations. You are the right candidate for this job only if you can work comfortably in all the arenas that 21st century journalism demands: You break news on the web and immediately share it through social media. You love writing sports enterprise for Page One as much as you enjoy engaging with readers on Twitter. You spend as much time with high school athletes as with their coaches and athletic directors. You see sports as a way to tell stories, not just report scores and standings. You take video highlights with your phone. You unearth trends, employ your database and investigative skills, and use news and sports events as launch pads for blockbuster Page One tales. You are driven by competitiveness, and you’re a believer in multimedia storytelling. You love covering game stories for the Sports section, and you insist on writing for Page One. You may cover a high school game one day and a New England Patriots story the next. If you are the best at what you do and share our zeal for ambitious journalism, this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. You will be part of Maine’s finest and largest newsgathering operation, and you’ll live in a region with an extraordinarily high quality of life. Daily experience is required. Send a sparkling cover letter, your resume and five examples of your most stunning work to Colleen Mitchell, Assistant to the Editor, Portland Press Herald, One City Center, Portland ME 04101 or by email to cmitchell@pressherald.com. We are an EEO employer.

 

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