Date Posted September 14, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Job Status Full-time
Salary $20,000 to $25,000
Website http://texarkanagazette.com

Description:

 

The Texarkana Gazette has an immediate, full-time opening for a sports writer to cover a variety of sports in Texarkana and the region. A successful candidate must be able to craft sports stories and features, primarily on the region’s high school sports programs, on the fly for a 24-hour online news cycle, digital and social media platforms. (Some coverage of local college teams.) Beat includes feature stories, advances and game coverage of both boy's and girl's traditional and secondary sports. Work schedule includes evenings and weekends. Must have reliable transportation. Candidate must be able to contribute basic photography and video enhancements. Ability to effectively use a variety of social media platforms is a plus. Much of the work here is done on deadline. Solid writing skills are required. Schedule varies week to week depending on coverage needs. Lots of in-season evening work. Please include writing samples. Company benefits available. Drug test required. Transportation required, with reimbursement provided for miles traveled. Ability to cover games essential; This is not a job that can be done from home or a remote location. Texarkana is situated on the border halfway between Little Rock, Ark., and Dallas, Texas, and is 70 miles north of Shreveport, La. To apply please send resume to lminor@texarkanagazette.com

 

 

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