Sports/multi-media reporter/editor

Herald and News, Klamath Falls, Oregon

Date PostedJanuary 10, 2019
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtyOther
Job StatusFull-time
SalaryStarting at $14 hr.
Websitehttp://www.heraldandnews.com
Description:

The Herald and News in Klamath Falls, Ore., has an immediate opening for a sports/multi-media reporter.

It is a great opportunity for a writer to work across all social media platforms; not simply write and file basic game stories for the daily newspaper. There is an opportunity for quick advancement, too.

We have a small sports staff, but a large coverage area. The Herald and News is a five-day-a-week newspaper covering Klamath, Lake, Modoc, Siskiyou counties in Southern Oregon and Northern California. We cover four, large local high schools and an NAIA college, plus regional events.

What we are looking for is a versatile reporter, whose heart is in the sports he or she will be covering and who will write compelling sports features as well as shoot photos and video. It’s a demanding job but a great opportunity for one to spread their wings. After a few years, many of our staffers move on to larger, metro newspapers or online sites; and we promote that.

The ideal candidate for this job will be able to connect with local coaches and players, write clean and concise copy and have the ability to tell a good story. To be successful in this job, you must be able to meet strict deadlines, and be a multi-tasker.

The Herald and News has a growing social media following, and we are seeking someone with social media savvy who can work efficiently in a quick-paced environment. The newspaper is a 10,500-circulation paper just east of the Cascades in southern Oregon. There’s a wide variety of outdoor recreation from mountain biking to kayaking, camping, fishing and hunting. This community loves its local sports, too.

Send your resume, cover letter, three references, writing examples and salary requirements by Jan 25  to Editor and General Manager Gerry O’Brien at gobrien@heraldandnews.com or to Sports Editor Steve Matthies at smatthies@heraldandnews.com. For more details, feel free to call the news editor at 541-885-4437.

 

 


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