|Date Posted||November 13, 2019|
|Industry||Newspapers / Wires|
The Daily Journal in Kankakee, Ill., has an opening in its sport department for a writer with a passion for local sports.
Your primary responsibility will be coverage of local sports, but here you’ll also get to write sports features and the chance to take sports stories beyond routine game coverage. You may also participate in our podcast.
Required education and skills:
Bachelor's degree in journalism or related field
Excellent grammar, spelling and punctuation skills
Be able to accurately edit own copy and submitted copy
Be able to write interesting, accurate headlines
Experience and drive to use social media
Available to work evenings and weekends
Ability to work under deadline pressure
Valid driver's license, proof of vehicle insurance and reliable transportation to travel to assignments
Skills that will put you on top of the stack:
Photography skills and knowledge of Photoshop
Previous experience with page design using InDesign
Experience with content management systems
A digital-storytelling mindset
Ability to drive social media traffic
Kankakee, Ill., is located an hour south of Chicago and covers teams in the Kankakee Valley area. We are a family-owned newspaper and offer a full benefit package.
To apply, send your resume and a cover letter to Misty Knisely, managing editor, by email at email@example.com using the subject line “Sports writer position.”