Sports section editor

Jackson Hole News&Guide, Jackson, Wyoming

Date Posted May 03, 2021
Industry Newspapers / Wires
Specialty Sports/Outdoors
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable
Website http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

Description:

The Jackson Hole News&Guide is ready to hire its next Sports section editor. We need someone who speaks the language of traditional sports, plus mountain pursuits and endurance feats that push the envelope of human capability.

The ideal candidate will be a sports fan with a passion for skiing or snowboarding and  excellent writing skills. One year of newsroom experience and a bachelor’s in journalism or the equivalent preferred. The beat covers equal parts: traditional sports, including high school sports; community sports from rodeo to sled dog races to kayak races; individual mountain pursuits like rock climbing and skiing/snowboarding/snowmobiling. 

Join a creative, fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment. Our publication strategy is digital fast and print thorough. Spanish a plus. This newsroom produces work for the award-winning Jackson Hole News&Guide weekly and Jackson Hole Daily across multiple platforms. Join an award-winning team of three photojournalists, two page designers, an audience engagement producer and a dozen other reporters and editors.

Compensation includes health insurance, profit sharing, paid vacation time and other benefits. Pay based on experience.

About the Jackson Hole News&Guide: Our vision is to be catalysts for an engaged and inspired community, providing timely, relevant news and insight, and creating opportunities to connect members of the community. The paper of record for this global tourism destination, the News&Guide has a long reputation of producing excellent community journalism, and of mentoring excellent young journalists committed to the profession. 

Home to Grand Teton National Park and the southern gateway to Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole is legendary for its high mountain environment, wildlife, snowy winters and lively cultural scene. Surrounded by the southern reaches of the 22 million-acre Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, it is an important hub in one of the last truly wild expanses in the United States. As such, many eyes are on the region, paying close attention to the tensions between the efforts to preserve and protect the natural splendor of the area and the pressures of a rising population and still-expanding tourism trade. 

Submit cover letter, resume, references and 7 to 10 clips/writing samples ASAP via email to Managing Editor Rebecca Huntington at jobs@jhnewsandguide.com.

No phone calls, please.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at JournalismJobs.com.