Freelance Reporter for High School Football

The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas

Date PostedJuly 14, 2017
IndustryNewspapers / Wires
SpecialtySports/Outdoors
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

The Dallas Morning News sports department seeks help to produce statistics and stories for high school football games in August, September, October, November and December. We are looking for candidates who already live in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. 

 

The job includes:

-- Traveling to a game with a laptop and wireless internet card (we provide those).

-- Inputting live play-by-play statistics

-- Writing a short recap on the game

-- Taking pictures and video on their smartphone 

-- Mandatory paid training sessions (New hires must attend two sessions on evenings of July 25 or July 27 AND Aug. 1 and 3)

 

Candidates should have the following: 

— Understanding of high school football rules and statistics.

— Fast, accurate computer skills.

— Drive to get it right, get it quickly.

— Ability to write effectively on deadline.

— Ability to commute around the Dallas-Fort Worth area. 

— Be able to take pictures and video on their smartphone

 

This part-time opportunity is open to college students and others with experience covering high school football. It is paid. To apply, send your resume and clips to High School Sports Coordinator Greg Riddle at griddle@dallasnews.com.


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