|Date Posted||September 15, 2019|
|Required Education||Bachelor's Degree|
PennLive.com is seeking a versatile reporter to join its award-winning sports department.
This unique opportunity will focus on high school sports reporting with opportunities to contribute to our Penn State and NFL teams along with general assignments, both locally and statewide.
The ideal candidate will understand the value of increasing audience and using social media to not only interact with our readers but also to find the stories impacting them. They'll be able to jump right into a busy local sports scene and transition weekly between a variety of sports, highlighted by our Friday night football coverage. Night and weekend work will be expected and travel throughout our coverage area.
Proven success in digital news or sports is a must. Previous newspaper experience isn't required, but you should be able to demonstrate journalistic standards, writing ability, web-style storytelling and the ability to quickly recognize and react to trending news in the sports world. Video producing and photo editing experience is a plus.
Upload your resume and provide links to the best work you've written. Don't bother linking to routine gamers or features. Send something that will make you stand out.
Also, don't waste time with a traditional cover letter. Just tell us why you'd be a good candidate to help build on what our team has already accomplished: A multi-year run as one of the top websites in the country according to the Associated Press Sports Editors, and various awards for breaking news, enterprise, projects, and video. PennLive accrued seven million unique content views in July 2019, and we're seeking someone who is innovative to seek out the stories our readers want most.
PA Media Group is a digitally focused news media company which publishes and operates PennLive, The Patriot-News, and a growing suite of digital and print products. PA Media Group is committed to being the most comprehensive, in-depth source of news and information for our readers though quality, real-time journalism online at PennLive.com or social channels, newsletters, print publications and more. You would be joining a Pulitzer Prize winning news organization that is positioned for the future.
PA Media Group is a part of Advance Local, one of the largest media groups in the United States, which operates the leading news and information companies in more than 24 cities, reaching 50+ million people monthly with our quality, real-time journalism and community engagement. For more information about Advance Local, please visit www.advancelocal.com.
Advance Local is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, marital status or any other category protected under federal, state or local law.